It's genuine. It came from Honda's official website.markn93 wrote:Anyone seen this? - https://twitter.com/takiinoue/status/517162876667441152
Genuine or have I/we been duped?
Genuine yes, actual photo no .. it's clearly a computer render .. you can tell by the way the carbon fibre weave lines up perfectly on every single component.freedom_honda wrote: It's genuine. It came from Honda's official website.
http://world.honda.com/news/2014/c14100 ... tml?from=r
It doesn't look like they have a split turbo does it?
Scarbs believes it's "conceptually similar to the Renault unit "Sasha wrote:Honda isn't going show anybody where the compressor will be located.Just a basic look for the non-technical fans.They will feel special that Honda shared a mock-up of their PU.
During the 2014 FIA Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Honda will offer a sneak preview film of the F1 power unit under development including the engine revving sound at the Honda stand at Suzuka Circuit (October 2 - 5, 2014). This video will be shared with the public via the Honda website and social media from October 6, 2014.
Mate. it's a mock up. No internals etc, just a shell. Also Honda are having a problem with it's performance. Yeah, they may have an engine ready for McLaren, but will it be any use?KingHamilton01 wrote:So people's idea's that Honda won't have an engine ready for McLaren test are unfounded, come next season a lot of people are going to be eating the word's with regard to the competitiveness of the engine imo.
That still doesn't tell us much, only that they've moved onto the stage when the physical bits are bolted together. He doesn't even give a hint of a past or future tense. That statement could be true if the bits are in boxes on the way to the bench test. Equally it could also be true if the unit has had 1000's of hours of testing and demonstrated mind blowingly huge power with the frugality of fasting Cistercian.Yasuhisa Arai, Senior Managing Officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. wrote:In addition to conducting simulations, we have moved onto the next stage where we conduct full-fledged bench tests of the engine while connecting the turbocharger and energy recovery systems.