BORGWARNER’S NEW EFR TURBOCHARGERS BOOST 2011 LMP2 ENGINE AND CR-Z HYBRID RACE CAR FOR HONDA PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT
BorgWarner will supply Honda Performance Development, Inc.(HPD) with its new EFR turbochargers for two racing platforms: the 2011 ALMS LMP2 engine and HPD CR-Z Racer as well as the CR-Z hybrid R Concept car. Designed for powerful performance, BorgWarner’s new “Engineered For Racing” or EFR Series turbochargers offer an unprecedented package of advanced technologies, including Gamma TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings, stainless steel turbine housings and internal wastegates activated by BorgWarner’s compact brushless actuator.
“BorgWarner’s EFR turbocharging technology delivers increased thrust capacity, quicker boost response, greater efficiency and improved durability—everything professional race car drivers desire,” said Roger Wood, Executive Vice President, BorgWarner. “BorgWarner is pleased to collaborate with Honda Performance Development to put our advanced technologies to the test in the one of the most challenging environments: on the race track.”
Twin EFR turbochargers will boost the HPD 2.8-liter V6 LMP2 engine for customers participating in the 2011 American Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Intercontinental Cup competitions. A Honda Performance Development (HPD) exclusive for racing applications, the internal wastegate of the EFR turbochargers will be activated by BorgWarner’s compact brushless actuator, which delivers high operating torque, quick response in as little as 150 milliseconds, and performance in temperatures up to 284° F (140° C). Engine production is scheduled to begin in November 2010.
BorgWarner Inc. (BorgWarner’s New Turbochargers Boost Honda’s 2011 LMP2 Engine and CR-Z Hybrid Race Car) – 2 A race version of the CR-Z, the 1.5-liter 2011 HPD CR-Z Racer will demonstrate a fuel efficient way to add performance. BorgWarner’s EFR turbocharger efficiently increases the engine’s horsepower by 50% (not including hybrid assist). The HPD CRZ Racer will make its racing debut at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, December 3rd – 5th.
BorgWarner will supply new “Engineered For Racing” or EFR Series turbochargers for two racing platforms from Honda Performance Development (HPD): the 2011 American Le Mans Series LMP2 engine and CR-Z Hybrid race car.
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