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Lennart Sorth
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« on: May 25, 2012, 09:10:33 am »

Not very Matra related, although I'm sure this is the kind of technology Matra *would* have been involved in, if they were still around.

The US based company Delphi have produced a prototype petrol engine which uses "diesel" techniques to ignite and manage the combustion, which allegedly promises 50% better efficiency and even a lower particle count, which might push off the current (side-?)track of "hybrid" cars, lugging batteries and all sorts of exotic materials around...


It has been tried before, but Delphi seems to be the first to apply enough smart management to circumvent some of the drawbacks (noise, rev-range etc)


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