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This ain't your average C8! This is a full on stripped down faster full blown C8 racecar!⠀
Chevrolet begins a new chapter in its storied racing legacy with the introduction of the new mid-engine Corvette race car, known as the C8.R. The C8.R will be Chevrolet's first mid-engine race car to compete in IMSA's GTLM class and the first clean sheet race car design since the C5.R debuted in 1999. It will make its racing debut at Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25, 2020.⠀
The C8.R is based on the strong foundation of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. There is a deeper level of technology transfer between the race car and production Corvette than ever before, which helps contribute to many of its advancements. As a result, the C8.R shares the highest percentage of parts between the production and race car than any previous generation.⠀
"It was important for us to develop the new race car alongside the production car, so that each product could properly take advantage of the new architecture," said Ed Piatek, Corvette chief engineer. "The benefits of this mid-engine supercar, including its incredible balance and connected-to-the-road feel, will be obvious on the street and the track."⠀
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Tech tuesday: Freevalve
As there is a new Koenigsegg to be unveiled next year which will feature Koenigseggs Freevalve cylinder head (developed by sister company Freevalve) we will explain what Freevalve is and how it revolutionizes the combustion engine.
Traditionally, the intake and exhaust valves on a combustion engine are controlled by the camshaft (a rotating shaft with bulges that press on the valves for them to open and close).
The camshaft is a fixed device and the way (speed, distance to being closed, duration, relation between intake and exhaust valves…) it operates within the engine is therefore always the same.
Unfortunately, when trying to achieve different objectives with an engine, different kinds of camshafts are needed. The profiles of a camshaft for lots of low rpm torque, good fuel consumption and maximum power for example are all very different. Therefore, in a traditional engine the camshaft design will result in a compromise between many desirable engine characteristics.
Koenigsegg doesn’t like compromise, so this is when Freevalve comes into play.
With a Freevalve cylinder head, the intake and exhaust valves are controlled by actuators which themselves are controlled by the ECU (engine control unit). Their movement is fully variable and therefore a different “camshaft profile” can be adapted for every imaginable situation in the car.
This solution offers immense advantages in power in torque throughout the entire rpm range, better fuel consumption and up to 50% less emissions. Part of this is thanks to the weight and size reduction that comes with implementing the system into an engine.
Freevalve is also working on bringing its technology into more affordable road cars.
Freevalve engine concept
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