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Honda’s Bold Proposal
Honda Motorsports Manager Chuck Schifsky proposes a radical shift for IndyCar, suggesting a move away from the traditional 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 formula. 🔀 Citing the global auto industry's move toward hybridization and electrification, 🔋 Schifsky recommends a cost-saving measure: making the internal combustion engine (ICE) a spec engine, supplied solely by Ilmor Engineering. This proposal, despite Honda's historic rivalry with Ilmor, emphasizes the changing landscape of motorsports.
Schifsky notes, "You could save money...take a page out of the development of the hybrid system...everybody runs the same engine. Ilmor could build it." Honda's willingness to abandon its own engine program in favor of a spec motor from a rival signals a significant shift in priorities.
Honda thinks this could be a potential solution for IndyCar's perennial struggle to attract more manufacturers, suggesting a spec ICE could lower costs and entice new players. 💰 However, the bold proposal raises questions about the future of IndyCar's traditional independent manufacturer engine battles. Is it time for IndyCar to embrace a unified engine era? 🤔
The Money Lap LIVE | 12/13/23
If you missed the latest episode of the Money Lap Live, don’t worry! Catch up on the three hours of pure motorsports madness here! This week we had Hailie Deegan, Ryan Truex, Rajah Caruth, and Adam Stern join in on the fun. Don’t miss the last live show of the year next week!
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