Mecachrome will supply the engines of the Ginetta LMP1


When Ginetta announced the development of a LMP1 without
hybrid technology to compete in the WEC as of 2018, already spoke of the
biker French Mecachrome as a possible provider of the engine block for this
prototype, but it has not been until now when the manufacturer british Ginetta has confirmed
his partnership with Mecachrome
to supply their engines to their LMP1-L. engine
Turbo V6
used derives from the engine block that the own biker galo is
developing for the cars of 2018 of the GP2, although as it is logical
will undergo a series of changes and modifications due to the different requirements.

According to ‘Dailysportscar’, the Turbo engine V6 Mecachrome
equipped with a new direct injection system
in relation to the version that is
used in GP2, a change that has already been tested and which has permitted the
first test of durability on the test bench, snow, power
according to what was planned. All in all, few more details are known about the block
engine that will equip the Ginetta LMP1 from 2018, vehicle of any
way will debut next month with a preview for potential pilots and
teams interested
to acquire a unit of this LMP1-L in the future.

In terms of the chassis of the LMP1 of Ginetta, also
have started the design by CFD
, with a first test of the future chassis
scheduled for within a very few weeks. In turn, as explained
responsible of the department of competition of Ginetta, have also been given
large steps in the section aerodynamic that will have a prototype called
fight directly with the proposals of BR Engineering and ByKolles,
two projects that have the firm intention of competing in the 2018 class
intended for LMP1 without mechanical hybrid. it Will be interesting to see the steps that give
each one