Speaking of the Bugatti engine, have any of you guys looked at it and thought of the possibility of a VR8? If you think of the configuration of the W8, it's obviously suited for a longitudinal mounting, being 72 degrees. I don't think it would fit very well in a transverse environment. But a VR8 would be a much neater package in a transverse engine bay. Remember the rumors of the V8 Jetta about a year ago? As far as the weight issue, an aluminum-block VR8 would probably weigh about the same or just slightly more than an iron-block VR6. Extrapolating the specific output of the 24v VR6 (71.8 hp/liter), a 3.7L VR8 would put out approximately 266 horsepower. Bump it up to 4.0L, and you're looking at 287 horse. Add variable valve timing & intake runners, and 300 isn't out of the question. Food for thought. . .