Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Indycar Engine Update

As reported on Indycar.com, Honda , Audi, Fiat, Porsche and Volkswagen are all still in negotiations with the Indycar Series on the specs for the next generation Indycar. The article also reports that the final decisions could come in the next couple months, but here are a few of the key points:

● 4-stroke engines with reciprocating pistons
● Engine capacity not to exceed 2.0 liters
● Dual-overhead cam shaft with 4 valves per cylinder
● Single turbo charger systems will be permitted
● Direct injection systems will be permitted
● Continue the league's leadership position with the use of alternative fuels
● Engine life between rebuilds of 3,750 miles
● Five-year sealed engine homologation process that will define areas with possible annual updates
● Cost containment engine lease ceiling that is applicable to all participants

The one slightly concerning piece to the article was that it said "for implementation as early as the 2011 season". Did you catch that? AS EARLY AS 2011, so I guess it could be 2012, 16' or 28' before we see the new car on track. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of the Dallara haters, that think the current chassis is the ugliest thing on the face of the earth, but I sure could stand a little change.


First off.. I want to congratulate the person who owns this car! It is really quite the beauty.. I myself would love to drive this car everyday since it is a car I had back in the day. It's vicious, it sounds like a monster, and most of all.. It's a masterpiece that can never be forgotten! But you see, as I got older it's funny how my choice of muscle car transitioned to the more elegant/luxurious modern day vehicle. I mean, I guess as we get older of course more things begin to make sense, like safety in a car, better sound quality, and an overall better rating for a vehicle! Well, enjoy and don't forget to Buckle-Up!

OHC or Pushrod V8 Turbo, no rev limiter... no more limp-wristed bullshit please

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