According to powertrain engineers at Federal-Mogul, within the next few years specific power outputs from engines will increase from around 95 kW/liter to 130 kW/liter, and peak combustion pressures from 110 bar to 130 bar.
New advanced combustion strategies can mean
new approaches to creating that combustion event. Federal-Mogul has developed a corona ignition technology that can replace the spark plug with impressive results.
There is a lot going on in the powertrain arena, both in terms of new transmission technology that is being developed for not only the race tracks of the world, but for the street, as well as in the process and technology realm, where creating better performing product is paramount. Here’s a look at a slice of some of what’s been happening of late.