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Race Engine Technology - Issue 086

Highlights in this issue include a conversation with Marvin Riley, insights into the ECR Chevrolet 5.5L DP V8 2015 & the Daimler-Benz DB601 roller bearing con rod evaluation. A dossier on the Aprilia RSV4 World Superbike V4, APS Motorsports Rover V8 and a special investigation into pistons and motor controllers as well as focus articles covering valves & surface treatments. 

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Issue 86 - May 2015

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - Some ideas on how to get more privateer teams to commit to LM P1 
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - Porsche revises its 919 in bid for LM P1 glory, clues emerge as to Honda’s new Formula One power unit, bio-methane may come to Le Mans, and much more… 
  • In Conversation: MARVIN RILEY - IndyCar’s director of engine development talks to Lawrence Butcher about where the series stands at present and where it might head in future 
  • Dossier: APRILIA RSV4 WORLD SUPERBIKE V4 - Ian Bamsey investigates the V4 that has brought Aprilia multiple FIM Superbike World Championship titles and is the basis of its factory return to MotoGP 
  • Alternative Power: MOTOR CONTROLLERS - How do manufacturers ensure their inverter/converters will survive the hostile environment of a hybrid powertrain? Lawrence Butcher finds out
  • Focus: VALVES - Despite their continued pre-eminence in race engines, valves and the technology behind them is still advancing, as David Cooper reports 
  • Insight: ECR CHEVROLET 5.5 LITRE DP V8 2015 - Ian Bamsey visits ECR Engines to look at the detailed ways in which its United SportsCar Championship Chevrolet V8 has been enhanced for 2015 
  • Special Investigation: PISTONS - Lawrence Butcher weighs up the pros and cons of the different techniques for making racing pistons 
  • Insight: DAIMLER-BENZ DB601 ROLLER BEARING CON ROD EVALUATION - Why is this wartime engine – still in use now – such a complex and costly design? Calum Douglas puts it through some tests to find out 
  • Race Engine Digest: APS MOTORSPORTS ROVER V8 - Jon Scoltock reports on how a group of enthusiasts have developed a potentially record-breaking version of the classic Rover V8 
  • Focus: SURFACE TREATMENTS - Wayne Ward reports on the latest developments in surface treatments and how they affect a key area of engine design – the cranktrain 
  • PS: DOUBLE-LOBE CAMSHAFTS - Stewart Mitchell tells the story of one man’s attempt to reduce valvetrain friction, and increase engine power and reliability

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