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RCR Monoposto powered by Motus Baby Block KMV4 engine

The beautiful red racecar you see above may not be what you think it is. It’s not vintage, it has never actually seen competition, and it’s not from Italy. What it is, though, is the wrapper that debuts a new powerplant from the crew at Motus, the small-scale American motorcycle manufacturer from Down South in Alabama. It was built by Race Car Replicas from Fraser, MI, and we think it’s pretty darn awesome.

The beating heart underneath that sinewy bodywork is known as the Motus Baby Block MV4. This pushrod engine, with design help from such well-known engine builders as Katech and Pratt and Miller, has been tuned to produce more than 180 horsepower at 8,200 rpm with a wide, flat torque plateau that peaks at 126 pound-feet at 5,000 rpm. Couple that kind of power with the 1,200-pound weight of the 1958 Ferrari F1 replica this particular MV4 resides in, and you’ll be welcomed with quite the potential for performance.

Motus isn’t yet talking pricing in the public, but is more than willing to hear your plans for its MV4 engine. The bright-red beauty seen here is set to make its public debut on April 11-13 at the Circuit of the Americas track, which, of course, will be otherwise preoccupied by hosting a round of MotoGP racing. Check out the high-res image gallery above, then scroll down below for some video and the official press release from Motus.

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