2017 is the year to push even further and we are now using the car to see how far we can go with the FA20 engine and Ecutek ecu.
Early 2017 we spent a lot of development time with the electronics systems, working hard on engine setup and integrating both theAquamistecu and Geartronics ecu to work with the Ecutek engine ecu.
The Aquamist system controls the water methanol injection, injecting the correct amount to match the fuel delivery, the system adds ignition timing and subtracts fuel from the injectors to keep a stable AFR. It is also failsafe so if water stops flowing the ecu reverts to the base maps.
The Geartronics ecu controls the gearchange in closed loop using a "load cell" on the gear lever to measure the start of shift and a rotary position sensor to measure when the shift is complete, the ecu outputs a signal that we can import in to custom maps to allow the gearchange in a super fast 0.12 second.
Engine development included a new version 10 of our software along with in gear boost mapping and a stiffer actuator, we have been able to maximise traction (as far as possible).
1st gear 0.8 bar, 2nd gear 1.1 bar, 3rd gear 1.5 bar, 4th gear 1.7 bar, 5th & 6th gear 1.8 bar (633bhp)