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Old 03-14-2012, 10:51 PM
MCSL MCSL is offline
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Location: Nor Cal
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Mein Auto: 330i
2012 IndyCar Engine

Capacity – 2.2 liter maximum
Cylinders – Up to six, all of equal capacity
RPM – 12,000 as restricted by the Engine Control Unit
Horsepower – 550 to 700+ suited to type of circuit
Fuel – E85; fuel injection allowed
Oil – Only lubricating oil that is readily available to general public through retail methods
Boost pressure – 155KPa for road courses, 140KPa for short ovals and 130KPa for speedways. Two boost sensors will be fitted and monitored by INDYCAR
Minimum weight – 112.5kg (248 pounds) excluding items such as the clutch, ECU, fluids, turbo
Turbocharger – Single or twin featuring water-cooled bearing housing and titanium turbine wheel provided by BorgWarner
Mounting – Common mounting points on bulkhead and gearbox for all three manufacturers
Engine life – 1,850 miles. Each full-season entrant will receive five fresh engines per year
“Push to Pass” – Not to start season
KERS / Pop-off valve / Traction control -- No
Anti-stall – Yes

The weight of the new V6 (including turbo & wastegate) is similar to the 2011 Honda V8 (275 lb).

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