Cars — Scott Tucker Sports

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New Le Mans LMP1 Engine by HPD

Early in August Honda Development (HPD) revealed the anticipated engine that be made available to race for the 2014 FIA World Endurance (WEC) series.  The turbocharged V6 is specifically designed to suit the of LMP1 endurance race

HPD has enjoyed success providing a V8 to racers in the American Le Mans (ALMS), including Level 5 and also to teams in the WEC.  on the success of the past few years, HPD offer the new engine in 2014 and is bespoke energy recovery for release in 2015.

The new 2.2 liter direct injection is designated as the Honda HR22T. It is from a similar engine successfully competed in the IZOD Series in 2012 and 2013 and won the 500.  It is easily coupled Magneti Marelli’s new energy system.

The updated engine the new ACO energy-based power train for LMP1 cars. New rules in will allow private to choose to run with or without an recovery system, as long as meet maximum fuel-flow This replaces older that required a set limit on air restrictor or a set engine displacement

COO Vice President of HPD, Eriksen, explained, “A small-displacement, injection, turbocharged engine a range of energy recovery will provide private with the technical sophistication need to compete under the new LMP1 regulations.”

HPD successes been in the LMP2 program.  V6 engine and ARX-03b chassis has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, earned ALMS championships and raced to in the first WEC in 2012.  The HR28TT is the only one in its class that technology that is production That chassis/engine combination continue to be available in 2014 for teams in both the WEC and the inaugural of the United Sports Car Racing which combines ALMS the Grand-Am Series.

Jul 20 2013

Concept Car: i-Unit

Race drivers are for speed; they want to go as as car engineering will allow to go.  However, they appreciate vehicle innovation in all including following the progress of cars like the Toyota

Introduced at the 2005 World the i-Unit is a single seater ulta-compact.  Some describe it as a between a motorcycle and microcar others see it as vehicular exoskeleton.  It was to provide personal mobility on alongside cars as well as for amongst pedestrians.

Toyota i-unit

Two Vehicles in One

The i-Unit could be for personal mobility, almost as a personal mobility vehicle.”  configured in the upright position, it a large scooter, allowing to manuever through pedestrian and have face-to-face conversations other people.

It is also to configure an i-Unit to drive on By adjusting the driver down to a reclined position, the vehicle is of achieving higher speeds and its way through normal traffic probably not on highways.


The i-Unit weighs a 400 pounds and is powered by a lithium ion It featured front wheel and enjoys a turning radius of inches, literally turning on the Using Drive-by-wire technology, it is by joystick-like devices and it has an Intelligent System in place to reduce the of accidents.

Only 12 i-Units manufactured, along with two i-Foots (a seat that for one passenger). The concept car has since replaced by the Toyota i-Swing, a vehicle.

The video below the original i-Unit in action:

Toyota i-unit
Toyota i-unit

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