There seem to be a misunderstanding. The Illmore factory was in Brixworth UK and not in Switzerland. It is now MBHPE Ltd. I'm not aware that Illmore also had another factory in Switzerland.manchild wrote:Current Mercedes engines main parts (from cyl. heads below) are still made in ex Ilmor now officially Mercedes factory in Switzerland by Swiss engineers.
AFAIK the 190 race car developed in association with Cosworth was intended for rallying. But the AWD domination in rally made Mercedes change plans and turn that into a road car and a touring car.JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:Pandamasque
And I dont think Cosworth had any affilation with the mighty 190E in DTM apart from making the engines for the 2.3 and 2.5 "cossie" Mercs.
Spot on , from what I have just read. Wikipedia(dont laugh) have it that HWA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler. Aufrecht retains certain rights including company direction, which is joint between Benz and himself.
The difference in weight must have been very surprising to Mercedes engineers.
But in their defence they were not building an engine for an F1 car, it was purely for sports cars. The flat 12 ONLY revs to 12,000 rpm whereas the Ilmor unit had 14,500 i have been told.
Very interesting numbers you posted, where did you get them if I may ask?
That link indeed vindicates Mercedes HPE being anything other than Mercedes.
Ilmor in Brixworth is and has been consigned to the history books. Its fully fledged Benz.
Not really. Ilmor Engineering still exists. Until recently they were not very far apart at all: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 08,,0,9.38Ilmor in Brixworth is and has been consigned to the history books.
I believe it was fed by pipes, there are no direct ducts to the engine as far as I can see.Blackout wrote:Anyone knows how the flat 12 was provided with air ? have you photos of the air intakes ?