Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dallara, Honda, Baseball ‘N Fries?

And continuing on with la Italianna theme; Thanxs solely to No Fenders Photographer ‘CARPETS – who reportedly braved fearsome 101deg-f temperatures to capture the rapidly rising Dallara Automobili USA facility in sleepy ‘lil Speedway, Indiana, here’s some pics of the property – see story above...

As it seemed only appropriate to post this story as early Friday morning – last week in ‘CARPETS favourite “Fish Wrap,” aka the Indianapolis Star, veteran Indy Car reporter Kurt Cavin noted that Dallara has just fired up the 2012 chassis replete with Honda 2.2-liter V-6 turbo ‘lump (engine) for the very first time in Parma, Italy last week, as Honda is the first of the three engine manufacturer’s to produce its vaunted ’12-spec ‘lump to date.

As previously noted, Danny-boy ‘SPIKE Wheldon and BHA will handle the Dallara testing duties – with first testing to occur at Mid Ohio on August 8th...

Hmm? Perhaps it’s just Mwah? But I find it somewhat interesting that I’ve just read ‘bout the Level 5 Motorsports Boyz having done a dealio to run as the HPD “works” squad in LMP2/C  Le Mans Prototype category, having just switched over to campaigning a Honda ARX-01G for the remainder of 2011 and beyond... As the latest (Nick Wirth) Wirth Research creation utilizes a 2.8-liter twin-turbocharger Honda V-6 engine. Which makes me wonder if the Indy Car ‘lump bears any resemblance/architecture with this engine?

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