New 5.5 Litre V10 From Engine Developments
Engine Developments today announces a new, 5.5 litre LMP1 engine for the 2007 season.

The engine is based on the highly successful GV5 S2, the evolution of the original five litre version of the V10: it will use the same architecture and lightweight cylinder head design that powered the Pescarolos to second and fourth in the LMP1 class at Le Mans last month.

“As always, we are continually looking at ways of improving our competitiveness to maintain our position as the top LMP1 customer engine provider,” comments John Judd, MD of Engine Developments. “We have therefore studied the performance of the GV5 engine relative to its sister engine the GV4, and our competitors’, and have decided that an increase in capacity will significantly improve what is already the best engine available.

“To that end, we are now working on a 5.5 litre version of the engine that will be available to customers for testing prior to the start of the 2007 season. The increase in capacity will give us 10% more torque, even better driveability, which is particularly important for endurance racing, and improved fuel consumption over the GV5.

“We see this as a logical and sensible step in the development of the engine, and by no means its last evolution. We have further enhancements in mind for the platform, and are therefore fully committed to the long-term future of LMP1.”

 

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