HSV racer previews hybrid Holden V8

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    HSV racer previews hybrid Holden V8

    HSV racer previews hybrid Holden V8
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    MARK FOGARTY
    Last updated 13:44 24/10/2012

    Holden hot shop HSV appears to be developing Formula One-style hybrid technology to boost the performance of its future V8s while reducing fuel consumption.

    A clue to the likelihood that HSV will mate electric power assistance to possibly downsized engines within a few years is a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) it is developing for a proposed racing version of the ClubSport R8.

    Holden's performance car partner has built a pair of race-spec R8s that it will pitch as the basis for a cost-effective one-make V8 series in India.

    One of the cars, developed in conjunction with HSV's motor sport division, Walkinshaw Racing, is due to feature a KERS power booster modeled on F1's "push-to-pass" system.

    In F1, the high-tech racers have high-capacity battery packs that provide a short boost of extra power at the push of a button.

    Using mainly advanced lightweight lithium-ion batteries, KERS stores energy recovered each lap by regenerative braking systems, which convert heat into electricity.

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    Re: HSV racer previews hybrid Holden V8

    all I got from that was that they are still persisting with a Gen 5 being reduced in capacity to 5.5 litres

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    Re: HSV racer previews hybrid Holden V8

    Quote Originally Posted by Commodoreman2000 View Post
    all I got from that was that they are still persisting with a Gen 5 being reduced in capacity to 5.5 litres
    Why are they still pushing that barrow?

    We all know it's crap surely the media do?
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    Re: HSV racer previews hybrid Holden V8

    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    Why are they still pushing that barrow?
    Hopefully that barrow is full of horsey poop ( hope I can use that word ), and said journo's trip whilst pushing the barrows. Get a heap of em to have a contest
    Now I'd pay good money to see that race.

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    Re: HSV racer previews hybrid Holden V8

    Maybe 5.5L is a race only displacement?

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    Re: HSV racer previews hybrid Holden V8

    Well the V8Supercars are all 5.0 litres so who knows.

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