Well, that’s it. Starting in 2014, Formula 1 is moving to a 1.6 liter V6 turbo engine formula. No more V8 engines. Last weekend, at the Brazilian Grand Prix was the last time that the current 2.4 naturally aspirated V8 was run in anger.
Caterham F1 got the final Renault RS27 that came off the assembly line. So after the race, what did they do with it? Rev the crap out of it until it dies.
Well played, green team. Well played.
(Note, you might want to keep your speakers down for this one)
Last night, I got into a discussion about what constitutes a ‘sleeper car’. We came to the understanding that a sleeper was a car that would catch unassuming racers off-guard, either on the street or track. Now this Ford Granada wouldn’t really count as a true ‘sleeper’, because the half-cage in the back hints that there is something beast under the hood…
However, I wasn’t expecting this!
“When the dust settled, he had managed to cram a twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter Ford V8 from the heart of a Koenigsegg CCX supercar, good for a face-ripping 1,700 horsepower. An independent rear suspension from a 1999-2004 Ford Mustang Cobra handles putting that muscle to the rear tires and a set of massive Porsche brakes bring the whole party to a stand still. It’s a miracle of fabrication, determination and insanity. “- Quoted from Autoblog
Now this video, apparently, is of the car’s first start up, so there is alot of smoke. However, when it does get tuned and ready to go, God help anyone who comes across it.