March 2018 issue out now!

 

rsz_lead_option_2Featuring the new BMW M8 GTE, the base concept of this controversial entry had to be agreed upon by the rest of the grid, which not only led to a complete redesign, but also lost the team four months. We chart the car through its development phase leading up to its first competition appearance at the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona. We also uncover how Joest, together with Multimatic intend to turn the Mazda RT24-P into a race winner this season.

MecachromeGinetta launched their new LMP1 contender at the Autosport International Show, so we spoke to the engineers behind this new design to discover the challenges of developing and racing as a privateer. You will also find a full technical analysis of Mecachrome’s brand new 3.4 litre V6 LMP1 engine, raced by Ginetta.

We take a look at a 5,000bhp car that’s chasing the wheel-driven land speed record as well reminiscing the journey of the historic BRM H16 Engine.

Engine 3.1Our technology section features Part 1 of Optimum G’s ‘101 top tips for Formula Student teams’ and ChassisSim guides us through the complex calculations behind the batteries in hybrid powertrains. Our resident consultant answers your questions on tweaking the set-up of the popular Mazda MX-5 and our Editor updates us on all the tech from Daytona. We also explore the new innovations in engine technology, and ask the question: how long will the internal combustion engine be around for?

 

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