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BorgWarner EFR turbochargers to power IZOD IndyCar Series cars

ABR Staff Writer Published 30 May 2011

IZOD IndyCar Series has selected BorgWarner's new line of engineered for racing (EFR) turbochargers to increase performance and fuel efficiency of down-sized engines for the 2012-2016 racing series.

BorgWarner's engineered for racing (EFR) turbochargers feature Gamma TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, stainless-steel turbine housing and ceramic ball bearings.

The company said that IZOD IndyCar Series engine manufacturers can choose EFR turbochargers for either single-turbo or twin-turbo engine arrangements, each with two turbine housing sizes that can be selected on a track-by-track basis by IZOD IndyCar Series teams.

BorgWarner chairman and CEO Timothy Manganello said a testament to the company's technology leadership in turbocharging, this product is engineered to meet the demanding performance requirements of IZOD IndyCar Series racing.

"BorgWarner's EFR turbochargers offer an unprecedented combination of advanced technologies, designed to boost the performance of down-sized engines while improving fuel economy," Manganello said.

"We are thrilled to add our latest turbocharging technology to our 100 year legacy of innovation at the Indianapolis 500."

Because the EFR turbochargers were originally designed for performance enthusiasts, the company used weight-reduction techniques and end-housings to ensure racing-quality performance.

Streamlined EFR turbochargers for IZOD IndyCar Series feature low-weight Gamma TiAl turbine wheels and shaft assemblies for quick boost response.