BorgWarner EFR Turbochargers to Boost Performance and Increase Fuel Economy for Down-Sized IZOD IndyCar Series Engines

Auburn Hills, Michigan, May 27, 2011 – Beginning in 2012, IZOD IndyCar Series will specify 4- or 6-cylinder engines boosted exclusively by BorgWarner’s new line of EFR turbochargers. Badged “Engineered For Racing” or “EFR,” these turbochargers feature Gamma TiAl (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings and stainless steel turbine housings. 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.

“A testament to BorgWarner’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,” said Timothy M. Manganello, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. “We are thrilled to add our latest turbocharging technology to our 100 year legacy of innovation at the Indianapolis 500.”

This line of turbochargers is consistent with the image of the Borg-Warner Trophy that is a symbol of technology, innovation and speed in racing. Originally designed for the performance enthusiast, BorgWarner’s EFR turbochargers are customized for the IZOD IndyCar Series racing series using weight reduction techniques and end-housings specifically designed for IZOD IndyCar Series engines. Streamlined EFR turbochargers for IZOD IndyCar Series feature low-weight Gamma TiAl turbine wheels and shaft assemblies for quick boost response. Patent-pending ceramic ball bearings increase thrust capacity and durability while improving turbine efficiency at low expansion ratios. An investmentcast stainless steel turbine housing also increases efficiency, improves durability and resists corrosion. BorgWarner Inc. (IZOD IndyCar Series Selects BorgWarner EFR Turbochargers for 2012-2016 Racing Series) – 2      

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