La Chatre Motor Company and Eagle Kart Engines introduced the first purpose built four-stroke kart racing engine in December at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Orlando, Fla.
The new engines are 250cc, four-valve, overhead camshaft designs, with dry-sump and integral water pump, starter and alternator. Even with all the built-in components, the engines weigh in at 35 pounds and produce 30 horsepower with a broad torque band.
The engines are designed for use in Sprint karting, dirt and pavement oval, Enduro, and for endurance events. The engines will be sold in the United States under the “Eagle” brand.