Actually, in their second little vieo snipped, it stated that their 8.5x20" engine puts out 200hp and 640 torques, pretty impressive if you ask me. It's certainly a pretty innovative design, one would think that there would be a lot of friction loss with those sliders, but hey, I guess it works.That looks like a very capable design. Why not try it?? One of the GM engineers made the statement to me at VoltNation that they felt GM was more of an "integrator" than a "manufacturer". That was a surprising answer, I thought.
Why not test the AVEC engine out? Their pitch sounds good. It doesn't really give a hp output though. Might not be big enough.
It seems like if GM can internally fully accept the fact that they are an integrator, it opens the playing field up for everyone with a best of breed-type application. I am approaching the "integrator" opinion as well, particularly for the E-Flex platform.