Honda exams next-generation INDYCAR inner combustion engine; full hybrid unit in 2024

Honda exams next-generation INDYCAR inner combustion engine; full hybrid unit in 2024


Honda gave the two.4-liter inner combustion element of the next-generation (4th) NTT INDYCAR SERIES hybrid energy unit its on-track debut on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With six-time INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon on the controls of the Honda check chassis operated by Chip Ganassi Racing, the brand new inner combustion engine (ICE) was put by way of its paces on a modified model of the 13-turn, 2.6-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway street course format that hosts two races annually on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule.

The present, third-generation IndyCar engines are DOHC 2.2-liter V6 twin-turbo models growing an estimated 550–750 hp relying on the extent of increase used. Engines are at present equipped by Chevrolet and Honda.

The fourth-generation IndyCar engine will see engine displacement elevated from 2.2 to 2.4 L and horsepower elevated from 550–700 to 900 hp (410–522 to 671 kW).

As well as, hybrid methods can even be launched. The hybrid expertise will embrace a motor, inverter, and electrical storage gadget that can create vitality restoration from the braking system.

This is a crucial step for HPD, Honda and INDYCAR because the sequence strikes into the electrified period, and it was a profitable day, however there are a lot of extra steps to take earlier than the complete, hybrid energy unit debuts in 2024.

The all new 2.4-liter E85 bio-fueled engine has been designed, simulated, developed, dyno-tested, manufactured and assembled by the inspiring Honda women and men at HPD in California. We set ourselves these challenges to develop our folks and expertise right here at HPD. We’re very pleased with the wonderful group at HPD and our Honda “difficult spirit”. There may be nonetheless a really, very lengthy record of issues to be completed earlier than the facility unit is examined in competitors, however that is actually a significant milestone for everybody at Honda Efficiency Improvement.

—David Salters, HPD president and technical director

Though low temperatures within the morning delayed the beginning of the check, Dixon and the Ganassi group accomplished the complete record of opening-day check objects ready by HPD engineers with none points.

HPD is a completely owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and leads all of Honda and Acura’s high-performance racing applications in North America. HPD specializes within the design and improvement of powertrain, chassis, electronics and efficiency components, in addition to technical and race help.


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December 2022