Posts tagged Diesel
Carbon Conqueror - 2013 Mazda 6 Skyactiv-D GX

To this end, Mazda elected revamp an existing campaign. Through race engineering firm SpeedSource, the company had been running a 20B-powered version of the RX-8 in the Rolex Sports Car Series, the premier category sanctioned by the Grand Am Road Racing Association. For 2013, Grand Am added the Grand eXperimental class, a category intended to showcase alternative drivetrain technologies in the traditionally V8-dominated series.

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Silent Savior - 2007 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

In the R10, Audi used a traditional Vee-angle of 60 degrees between the cylinder banks. For a V12, this was the ideal layout, giving smooth power delivery from evenly spaced firing intervals. Peugeot on the other hand, decided differently. Keeping in mind the weight penalty of a diesel engine over a petrol-fed unit, the company opted for a 100 degree angle, making the engine nearly flat.

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