2003-2005 Courage C65

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Text copyright Michael J. Fuller

Miracle Motorsports Courage C65, Road America 2004This is the AER I4, 2.0 liter turbo as installed in the Miracle Motorsports Courage C65.   The C65 chassis can accept a variety of power plants as diverse as the AER and Judd 3.4 liter V8, to the Willman 6 (JPX/IEX) and Mazda R20B.
Kruse Motorsport Courage C65, Sebring 2005Kruse Motorsport's 3.4 liter Judd installation.
Miracle Motorsports Courage C65, Petit Le Mans 2004The C65's engine bay is quite roomy in order to fit such a variety of power plants.  Here we can see that the AER engine is attached only to the bell housing, there are no mount points picking up the front face of the motor at all.  In fact there is enough space between the front face of the engine and the rear chassis bulkhead to slide the intercooler pipe from the left hand side of the car where the turbo is located over to the right hand side of the car where the intercooler resides.
Miracle Motorsports Courage C65, Petit Le Mans 2004AER turbo
Kruse Motorsport Courage C65, Sebring 2005Normally aspirated Judd.
B-K Motorsports Courage-Mazda C65, Road Atlanta 2005Mazda 3-rotor.

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