McLaren F1 successor

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Hoffman900
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For sure, but I think some of that is the limitedness of it. Even Ferrari’s look like mass produced cars by comparison.

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12100 rpm, folks! Sounds pure 90's F1 to me.


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Dario looks genuinely emotional there at the end. I'm surprised he didn't try to get in the test cell with the engine. 8) :lol:
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:19 pm
Dario looks genuinely emotional there at the end. I'm surprised he didn't try to get in the test cell with the engine. 8) :lol:
And give it a tender loving hug? :wink:

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Morteza wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 4:44 pm
https://youtu.be/SsabZHip2-E
They say in this video the pistons are made from a MMC. I did some quick digging and it seems to be from Materion’s SupremEX which is an aluminium matrix with silicon carbide re-enforcement. I don't know what grade they are using, but here is a data sheet for their highest strength grade

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As someone whose materials science is sadly lacking, how does that compare to the "usual suspects" used in such items in engines?
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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I am far away from an expert in materials science and engine design, from what I found (quickly) one aluminium alloy used in pistons is 4032, which is primarily an aluminium-silicon alloy. Here is the matweb page for 4032. It seems to have about 1.4x the yeild strength, 1.7x the young's modulus, lower coefficient of thermal expansion and similar thermal conductivity. Too bad the 640XA data sheet doesn't provide any specs for 300c vs just room temperature.