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Laurens Vanthoor tests push-to-pass for VW F3

Laurens Vanthoor and the future As from 2012 Volkswagen will supply the new engines for the German F3 Cup, with a special novelty, namely push-to-pass. The German manufacturer is presently concentrating on the development of the engines ...

Laurens Vanthoor and the future

As from 2012 Volkswagen will supply the new engines for the German F3 Cup, with a special novelty, namely push-to-pass. The German manufacturer is presently concentrating on the development of the engines and technology and recently called on Laurens Vanthoor to test out this technology in the reality. During the free practice sessions of the ATS F3 Cup in Oschersleben, Vanthoor appeared at the 'start' with the car and completed a highly successful test run. This upcoming weekend, Laurens Vanthoor wants to end the F3 EuroSeries 2010 on a high at Hockenheim.

'More power, more suspense, less costs', Volkswagen's creed for the future of the new F3, but undoubtedly the most noticeable change is the push-to-pass.

"The 250 bhp VW power unit will be fitted with a system whereby during 10 seconds the engine's power will increase by some 30 bhp - from 215 up to 248 bhp - and this ten times per race. "The system can be compared with that of the VW Scirocco Cup", Vanthoor explained. "On a purely technical front what it comes down to is that the engine receives additional air via the air intake during the delineated period and as such delivers more power. This allows for easier overtaking and will definitely enhance the spectacle. The engine is also designed to last longer and as such reduce costs, all major improvements."

The test itself went really well. "It's great to have that additional power, whereby you can overtake. In fact this is every driver's dream. The spectators will also enjoy seeing more overtaking manoeuvres and that is obviously something we all want."

-source: laurensvanthoor.be

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