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Race Engine Technology - Issue 148

Highlights in this issue include a dossier on the Harsh V2 Top Fuel motorcycle and we have a special investigation into the Indy race engines of 1940-1989. Our upfront feature covers Formula E and we have a report from the Battery Show Europe 2023. Our challenge of investigates the battery-electric vehicle at Le Mans and we take a look at the Ford Supervan 4. Our focus articles cover non-metallic materials and cylinder liners plus much more…

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RACE ENGINE TECHNOLOGY 148 August/September 2023

  • Intro: The Editor - We recall the golden years of Indy, when individual ingenuity counted for as much as computer-controlled competency
  • Upfront: Formula E - How the underlying technology in Formula E cars helped provide an entertaining spectacle at the 2023 Monaco ePrix
  • Upfront: Obituary - Our tribute to race engine veteran and RET colleague David Wood 
  • Upfront: Grid - Ferrari’s welcome return to Prototype racing, and hydrogen-fuelled racers from Group GCK, Ligier-Bosch and Toyota unveiled 
  • Dossier: Harsh V2 - Ian Bamsey reports on how Jaska Salakari’s unusual blown V2 exploits four valves per cylinder to set Super Twin ET records in Top Fuel Motorcycle
  • Focus: Non-metallic materials - Composites and polymers are showing advantages over metal alloys for producing motorsport components. Matt Grant reports
  • Challenge of: Battery-electric vehicles at Le Mans - Wayne Ward talks to race EV experts about how to maintain the endurance of entrants in the 24-hour classic
  • Special investigation: Cleansheet - Indy race engines 1940-89 Ian Bamsey discusses the furore caused by a statement he made in his recent profile of the Ilmor 265A
  • Report: The Battery Show Europe 2023 - Gemma Hatton presents highlights of this show, where established suppliers as well as new entrants displayed their offerings for e-motorsport
  • e-Race: Ford Supervan 4 - Wayne Ward explains what gives this electric van the performance it needs to contend hillclimb events
  • Focus: Cylinder liners - Matt Grant reports on how cylinder liners are manufactured, the materials and coatings they use, and how best to install them
  • PS: IndyCar not Indy race engines – the V8s - Some of the V8s that didn’t qualify at Indy between 1940 and ’89, along with others that didn’t even get that far

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