Posted by John McCarthy on Tuesday, 29 May 2016 12:02:00 When will the world will finally be able to produce the world-beating B20 engine?
It has been almost two decades since the last world-leading world-class supercar engine was made, and the British company behind it, Nelson Racing, is back in business after three years in the United States.
The B20, which is the name given to the engine that powers the Aston Martin DB11 and Jaguar XKR supercars, was developed at Nelson in the late 1990s, and is now powered by a turbocharged 4.5-litre V6 engine.
Nelson says it is aiming to complete the engine by 2020, with a target of producing a B20-class engine for the new Ford GT.
Its goal is to become the world leader in the production of this engine, which will be the basis for a new car that can go head-to-head with a Bentley Continental GT, and potentially become the first supercar to use the engine.
Nelson’s plans have already been met with some excitement, with the first batch of engines being assembled in the US last year.
The company’s CEO Mark McNamara says the B20 has “absolutely exploded in terms of the demand”.
“It has absolutely exploded in the world of supercar development, it has absolutely gone to the top, and it is a truly unique product that has just exploded,” he said.
“To achieve this, we need to have a really good product.”
He said the B21 is also expected to have an engine that is as powerful as a B16, with power delivered via twin-turbochargers.
The world’s first super-powerful supercar engines The first super car to have supercharged supercharged V6 engines was the BMW M6 and its successor the BMW 7 Series.
The M6 had a turbocharger in the engine bay, which could generate a peak output of up to 848bhp.
The 7 Series, however, had a larger engine, with an extra exhaust manifold.
The 8 Series engine had a supercharger, which was mounted on the rear of the engine and was also used for the superchargers, as well as the turboshaft.
In total, the B18 engine produced up to 6,000bhp and was powered by twin turbochargers to produce 671bhp, with maximum torque of 717lb-ft.
As well as supercar performance, supercar cars were powered by engines that could reach speeds of over 300mph (440km/h), but were also capable of reaching speeds of up 100mph (160km/hr).
Supercar supercar The B18 engines were developed by British engineering company Jaguar and have a maximum torque output of 571lb-feet.
The new Bentley Continental and Jaguar Jaguar XK models have superchargER engines, and are capable of achieving speeds of between 125mph (225km/hour) and 300mph.
While supercar supercars were powered with supercharged engines, supercars had engines that ran on liquid hydrogen, which can be used to power cars.
Hydrogen is not a fuel, but rather a compressed form of oxygen, and when cooled, is released into the atmosphere.
Hydrogen was used to generate electricity in the 1960s and 1970s.
In the 1980s, superchargERS were introduced in supercars to help them reach speeds in excess of 100mph.
Hydro engines are used in super cars for the same reason that supercars have supercar speed: supercars use superchargors to deliver power to the supercar.
Hydrogens are also used in electric vehicles.
The first supercharged engine to be used in a supercar was a supercharged 4C diesel that was used by Mercedes-Benz.
Supercar productionIn 2008, Bentley began building the B19 supercar, which has a super-fast top speed of 265mph.
The B19 has an engine capable of producing up to 600bhp at 7,500rpm, and has a top speed around 170mph (281km/hs).
Bentley says the new Bentley B19 is “the most powerful supercar we’ve ever built” and is designed to compete with the Jaguar XC90, which uses a supercharging 4C engine.
Bentleys supercar production is expected to be completed in 2020.
The Bentley B20 is expected by 2020 to have engines that are up to 650bhp on tap.
Beset by competitionBentrys supercar competitors are using their engines to compete against Bentley.
In the 2016 US Grand Prix, the British team was the first team to field a super car without a supercharge engine.
The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and Audi RS3 are powered by supercharged four-cylinder engines, while the Aston