5/2017 Update: Two prototype engines were built and tested thru 2016 without failure or modifications needed. The test season ended with a very successful completion of a 25 hour endurance race. Shortly after, a lead race team purchased the design.
The new 2.8/3.0 BOLTV8 was designed for turbo application, knowing that the added strength will also be valued in naturally asperated applications such as endurance racing. The engine is a billet based engine with a robust bottom end, stiff billet crankshaft. The case is made stiffer by making it one piece with the cylinders and machining it from billet aluminum.