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BorgWarner Collaborates with HPD on New Turbo Development

BORGWARNER’S NEW EFR TURBOCHARGERS BOOST 2011 LMP2 ENGINE AND CR-Z HYBRID RACE CAR FOR HONDA PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 BorgWarner will supply Honda Performance Development, Inc.(HPD) with its new EFR turbochargers for two racing platforms: the 2011 ALMS LMP2 engine and HPD CR-Z Racer as well as the CR-Z hybrid R Concept car. Designed for powerful performance, BorgWarner’s new “Engineered For Racing” or EFR Series turbochargers offer an unprecedented package of advanced technologies, including Gamma TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings, stainless steel turbine housings and internal wastegates activated by BorgWarner’s compact brushless actuator.

 

“BorgWarner’s EFR turbocharging technology delivers increased thrust capacity, quicker boost response, greater efficiency and improved durability—everything professional race car drivers desire,” said Roger Wood, Executive Vice President, BorgWarner. “BorgWarner is pleased to collaborate with Honda Performance Development to put our advanced technologies to the test in the one of the most challenging environments: on the race track.”

 

Twin EFR turbochargers will boost the HPD 2.8-liter V6 LMP2 engine for customers participating in the 2011 American Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Intercontinental Cup competitions. A Honda Performance Development (HPD) exclusive for racing applications, the internal wastegate of the EFR turbochargers will be activated by BorgWarner’s compact brushless actuator, which delivers high operating torque, quick response in as little as 150 milliseconds, and performance in temperatures up to 284° F (140° C). Engine production is scheduled to begin in November 2010.

 

BorgWarner Inc. (BorgWarner’s New Turbochargers Boost Honda’s 2011 LMP2 Engine and CR-Z Hybrid Race Car) – 2 A race version of the CR-Z, the 1.5-liter 2011 HPD CR-Z Racer will demonstrate a fuel efficient way to add performance. BorgWarner’s EFR turbocharger efficiently increases the engine’s horsepower by 50% (not including hybrid assist). The HPD CRZ Racer will make its racing debut at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, December 3rd – 5th.

 

 

BorgWarner will supply new “Engineered For Racing” or EFR Series turbochargers for two racing platforms from Honda Performance Development (HPD): the 2011 American Le Mans Series LMP2 engine and CR-Z Hybrid race car.

 

 The Internet address for BorgWarner is: http://www.borgwarner.com.

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BorgWarner’s New Turbochargers for Gas and Diesel Engines

BORGWARNER INTRODUCES NEW SERIES OF TURBOCHARGERS

FOR AFTERMARKET PERFORMANCE CUSTOMERS

 

BorgWarner’s New Turbochargers for Gas and Diesel Engines Are Engineered for Racing, Powerful Performance and Easy Installation Auburn Hills, Michigan, November 30, 2010 – BorgWarner has released a new line of turbochargers for gas and diesel engines, specifically engineered for aftermarket performance customers who crave better performance, such as tuners, racers, race teams, and car and truck enthusiasts. BorgWarner’s new turbocharger product line offers an unprecedented combination of advanced technologies—including Gamma TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings, large internal wastegates and stainless steel turbine housings—in an easy-to-install package. Badged “Engineered For Racing” or EFR Series, the product line enables users to boost performance as well as improve fuel economy.

 

“The growing trend of turbocharged, downsized engines produced by OEMs is creating a new breed of enthusiasts in the aftermarket,” said Roger Wood, Executive Vice President, BorgWarner. “Once again, BorgWarner is in the lead, providing customized solutions for an expanding market.”

 

Unlike most aftermarket turbochargers, BorgWarner’s EFR turbochargers offer a newly developed package of advanced technologies designed to specifically meet the demands of performance enthusiasts. Patent-pending ceramic ball bearings increase thrust capacity and durability while reducing frictional losses for a 3 to 4 percent improvement in turbine efficiency at low expansion ratios. Low-weight Gamma TiAl turbine wheels and shaft assemblies provide quick boost response. An appropriately sized integrated wastegate avoids the need for an external option, making installation easier.

 

EFR turbochargers also feature an integrated compressor recirculation valve, pulse width modulation (PWM) solenoid valve to control the wastegate, fully adjustable wastegate BorgWarner Inc. (BorgWarner Introduces New Series of Aftermarket Turbochargers…) – 2 actuator, oil inlet fitting, standardized turbine inlet mounting geometry and pre-machined mounting feature for speed sensor (available separately). Finally, an investment cast stainless steel turbine housing increases efficiency, improves durability and resists corrosion while offering a premium under-hood appearance.

 

The new EFR Series expands BorgWarner’s current performance catalog and complements the already popular AirWerks® Series. Designed to boost engines from 200 to 1,000 horsepower per turbo, the new turbocharger product line debuted at the SEMA show, the world’s premier automotive specialty performance products trade event, which was held in Las Vegas, November 2 – 5, 2010.

 

BorgWarner Turbo Systems is a leading global supplier of turbochargers for diesel and gasoline-powered passenger cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles. A pioneer in turbocharging technology, BorgWarner Turbo Systems continues to lead advancements in the industry with innovations designed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and optimize vehicle performance.

 

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 18 countries. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, Deere & Company, PSA, and MAN.

 

The Internet address for BorgWarner is: http://www.borgwarner.com.

Badged “Engineered For Racing” or EFR Series, BorgWarner’s new line of turbochargers for gas and diesel engines is specifically engineered for aftermarket performance customers, offering enthusiasts an unprecedented combination of advanced technologies in an easy-to-install package.

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