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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:33 am 
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Anyone see the race last night on fox sports? I was mildly impressed, looks like it'll be a good series.

Many young drivers, new to such high performance racing led to a lot of crashes - couple of beauties in there. If they can deliver that many smashes at each round, i think it wil become very popular.

Team Australia (Will Power) came in 2nd after leading the race for quite a bit.

A bit on the engines, the power boost mode is pretty cool - the coverage shows how many each driver has left for the race:

The all-new A1 Engine, code-named ZA1348, was developed specifically for the A1 Car by the team at Zytek Engineering.

A 3.4-litre V8 unit developing 520 bhp (550 bhp in PowerBoost mode), Zytek used its considerable expertise in theoretical analysis and practical experience to design the unit. It's got advanced electronic fuel injection, quad cams and four valves per cylinder to ensure exceptional fuel delivery even under high lateral g-forces.

Each A1 Engine will be powerful, flexible and durable - the engine block will last all season. Made of aluminium alloy, the engine block and head deliver the performance of a heavyweight in a flyweight package.

Despite its immense power the new engine weighs only 120kg - making the A1 Engine one of the lightest 3.4-litre racing engines ever made.

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: ZA1348
Configuration: 90 degree V8
Displacement: 3400cc
Width: 619mm
Height: 542mm
Length: 543mm
Weight: 120kg
Cylinder Block: Sand Cast Aluminium Alloy
Cylinder Head: Sand Cast Aluminium Alloy
Valve Train: 4 Overhead Camshafts 4 Valves per Cylinder
Engine Management: Zytek EMS 4.6.1
Ignition: Zytek DCDI with coil over plug
Spark Plugs: NGK
Fuel: 100 Octane Racing
Max Torque: 330lbs ft - 442Nm
Max Power: 520 bhp - 412kW



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Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:20 pm 
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mm cool

pity it is not shown on free to air or i would have watched it




Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:04 pm 
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it was on free to air on ch 10 at 1.30pm. i wonder where pakistan etc found there drivers. ad in the paper maybe?



eb v8: low loud and fast. just how a v8 should be. i guess the big question is, is it fast enough...

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:49 pm 
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all the same cars though I think after a while it might get a bit boring as it doesn't allow for innovative thinking in car design... I dunno, mind you I haven't watched a race yet...



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