JordanMugen wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:06 am
Greg Locock wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:14 am
Road cars spend very little time at full power, many never get near it.
Depends on the market segment I guess. I imagine the likes of a Focus RS or Mustang GT350 are much more likely to spend significant amounts of time at full throttle, particularly when they are taken to a circuit day?
We are thankful you do that testing & fit road cars with shift lights etc, so owners can drive their road cars at full throttle to the redline with full confidence of durability.
Thank you for the music
If you take a high performance car too the track, the milage you get out of them is much lower then a F1 engine (at the moment).
to compare, at motorbikes, the S1000RR Race, with more or less the road engine with minor tweaking, has a life of 5000 km. The road bike can take 150.000km without much trouble.
Small city cars with tiny engines get stressed much more then big powerful steetlegal racers.
The development costs of a, lets say, 600cc city twin cylinder mass produced engine is also a lot higher then either a F1 engine or a hypercar powerplant. The R&D costs per unit are just a lot lower.