NEW ENGINE: Honda rolled out its new twin turbo engine after running a single turbo configuration the last two seasons. IndyCar mandated that all engines had to be twin turbo this season, so Honda and Chevrolet are now running the same configuration.
“We had always known the deficiencies and the merits of the single versus the twin, and we waved those, and we had made a tentative decision that we’d pursue a twin turbo route, but we had always kept in the back of our mind that we could go back on the single turbo if there appeared to be an advantage,” said Mark Crawford, HPD Large Project Leader for the IndyCar program.
“Then IndyCar made the decision easy for us and they mandated the Twin Turbo, so we went that route.”
Honda’s new engine is designed, manufactured, maintained and developed by HPD.