The thing about road cars, especially cars like the Golf, is numbers. They make and sell a lot of them. The costs of devices can be spread across 500k per year and that's just Golfs. Develop something that can be used across many makes and models and the cost per unit will be very small, meaning the cost to the owner is also small.FW17 wrote: ↑Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:16 pmZynerji wrote: ↑Thu Aug 05, 2021 4:33 pmA co-developed, mass-market MGUH produced and used by the teams would be best. Then they can all offer in road cars and make more money/lower emissions. How is this NOT a great idea?Jolle wrote: ↑Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:03 pm
Well… If they, in this case, choose the Magnetti Martelli H motor shown in 2013 as a standerd part, there wouldn’t have been a spilt turbo solution and at the moment, in consumer products, the split turbo is the only one for sale in an actual car. There is no MM on any car out there.
The different commercial parties that would be interested in the real life application of a turbine driven recovery system could learn a lot from F1, companies like Bosch or Valeo. A standerd, sturdy, safe spec part, would hamper innovation.
This goes in my opinion for the several components that are new in this PU, where commercial use is possible. Battery tech, control electronics and where we see more use already: combustion chamber design and lean burn injection.
How much gas can it save when fitted to a golf? Can the owner recoupe the additional cost through his period of ownership of 4 year?
The benefit to the owners will depend on the markets being sold in to. In some markets where petroleum distillates are cheap, it will be a smaller saving. In countries where fuel is expensive, it'll make a bigger difference.