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The first liters of gasoline…

As already mentioned in the previous post, we have had a completely new engine built at Gazoo.

We were allowed to change the engine ourselves but the “run in” procedure had to be done by a Gazoo engineer for which we went to BTD in Malmedy on Friday. The screenplay seemed to come straight out of an SM movie with a chained main character, a soundproof cage and an excess of abuse.

Despite the fact that the temperatures rose sharply, the boxer engine did not shed a tear and with its head held high passed all tests perfectly. The first parameters show that the FA20D engine is in top shape, but to be sure, a full analysis of the data will be done early next week. In the meantime, we have been able to check off most of the items on our to-do list.

In the coming weeks we will be working on the electric update, the most important and time-consuming item that remains on our list. At the same time, we’re working on another type of exhaust that will ensure a much more pleasant torque curve. When it is ready, there will be a 2nd session on the bench for the final mapping.

Hopefully, after all that, we’ll be fully ready for the baptism of fire! We are already looking forward to it and will keep you informed!

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