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Watching the Rolex 24 on speed. Are the Ganassi cars still running the S62 V8? I see the 1M is the pace car.
 

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Watching the Rolex 24 on speed. Are the Ganassi cars still running the S62 V8? I see the 1M is the pace car.
I believe so... Turner is running the S62 in their M3 as well. :goldcup:
 

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I believe so... Turner is running the S62 in their M3 as well. :goldcup:
Is Dinan the engine builder? On the opening laps, the commentators were commenting on the V8 sound, which they described as "a crowd pleaser"!
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Is Dinan the engine builder? On the opening laps, the commentators were commenting on the V8 sound, which they described as "a crowd pleaser"!
Regards,
Jerry
Yes Dinan built the motors for the Chip Ganassi team... Scott Pruett actually mentioned Steve Dinan during an interview in the tent yesterday after they changed gearing on the 01 car!
 

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I've been waiting for this day since the start of the Grand-Am series, lets just hope Dinan doesn't get caught cheating again.:hihi:
The S62 will be swapped out for the new M3 S65 later.
 

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Steve said this fall that they were going to be able to use the S62 for the first part of 2011 season, and then they are being required to shift to the S65.

Here's what I wrote in another thread last fall:

It was great to hear him talk about the development of the S62. He's found a lot of power in the S62 mainly through extensive and creative engineering, eliminating frictional losses, etc., all proprietary. Since in the Rolex series, you have to use the stock intake system (i.e. throttle bodies, intake trumpets, plenum), stock valves, etc, he didn't ever think he'd find as much HP as they have within the engine in the past couple of years.

Next year they have to use the S65, and he didn't sound too excited about it since the largest displacement they can get out of the S65 is 4.5L. He thought they could get close to the same peak HP out of the S65 as the S62, but they'll have to rev it about 1500-1700rpm higher resulting in more pumping and frictional losses. The only pros were that it is slightly lighter and smaller, so it can be placed a bit lower in the chassis, and they'll have some small amount of ballast they can place appropriately.

Chuck
 

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I was wondering how they were still able to use the S62 I would think they would have to use a more current motor. is there a # of years they can use an engine after production ends?
 

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Interesting that it has what appears to be a Dinan valve cover?
I hope you guys can figure out the engine builder. I am thinking that in a few months there will be some "lightly" used:grinyes: S62 motors available for sale when they go to the S65.......mmmmmm:biggrin:
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It was a very enjoyable race. Nice to see the S62 perform so well. I love the 24 since it's the beginning of racing season. Now, bring on F1.
 

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Anyone have pics of the S62 in either of the Ganassi cars? I'd love to see "under the hood."

I heard that the commentators were mentioning the sound of the V8 (not sure whether it was with regards to the Turner #94 or the Ganassi cars)... does anyone have a clip where a comment was being made that you can share? I'd love to hear what they had to say!

Thanks in advance!! Viva la S62! :cheers:

-crds
 

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