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OT: the AMG-Merc V-8
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bra
2017-10-05 16:34:11 UTC
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http://www.enginelabs.com/news/video-mercedes-backwards-twin-turbo-hot-v-engine-explained/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=video-mercedes-backwards-twin-turbo-hot-v-engine-explained

Of course the lovely Indy TWIN-CAME Ford with its snakes-pit central exhausts and etc was simple compared to the mg: Loading Image...

Even AJ Foyt could not face those exhausts in his front engine dirt car, so :Loading Image...
bra
2017-10-05 17:54:39 UTC
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On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 9:34:12 AM UTC-7, bra wrote:


This page shows several different variations on that Ford Indy engines: http://gt40.net/photos-articles/ford-gt40-4-cam-255-indy-engine/

The Lotus car had truly beautiful exhausts which I think were fabricated in England by V.W.Derrington.

There is even a Facebook page on Derrington, giving Vic's background
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.autos.sport.f1/101gpik8AAs
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2017-10-07 08:47:32 UTC
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http://www.enginelabs.com/news/video-mercedes-backwards-twin-turbo-hot-v-engine-explained/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=video-mercedes-backwards-twin-turbo-hot-v-engine-explained
Of course the lovely Indy TWIN-CAME Ford with its snakes-pit central
http://speednik.s3.amazonaws.com/legacy/streetlegaltv.com/data/547/quadcam3.jpg
Even AJ Foyt could not face those exhausts in his front engine dirt
car, so :http://www.stevehardin.com/alconsoli/ajfoyt.jpg
I thought that was a co-incidence, I watched a video on this on youtube the
day before. Then I see it features (and was maybe prompted by) that video.

The article says it's a unique configuration but there are quite a few
comments on the youtube channel saying otherwise, that BMW have been doing
the hot-V turbo thing for nearly a decade.

That said I like to think that the Mercedes is a result of F1 technology
trickle-down.
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