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Old 5 Oct 2013, 15:15 (Ref:3313158)   #28
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A further article from motorsport-total.com where we learn that the DTM-derived V8 engine which is supposedly going to be offered by Audi to LMP1 customers would cost something in the range of 60 kGBP (70 kEUR), which appears to be an attractive price. This being said, installation of such a V8 unit in an LMP1 chassis is apparently complex and requires a special gearbox according to motorsport-total.com, which impacts installation costs. It's being reported that NBE have received enquiries for such a unit, but no firm orders yet.

The article also refers to the possible future supply by Toyota of an LMP2 engine. This was already suggested some time ago by RCE. The basis would be the V8 of the Lexus IS-F according to motorsport-total.com. The engine would be prepared by TMG and branded as such, not as a Toyota or Lexus engine. Nothing has been decided yet and it seems unlikely that we may see this LMP2 engine being raced in 2014 or 2015. Vasselon seems to suggest that one would have to wait until 2017 when the new LMP2 rules are in place.

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