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Comeback in Formula 3

In autumn 2007, Volkswagen makes its comeback as Formula 3 engine supplier with a 210bhp 2-litre engine. Following numerous and successful test-bench tests executed at Spiess Motorenbau GmbH in Ditzingen, Team RC Motorsport contests the first test races on the Formula 3 Euro Series grid.

The Volkswagen Formula 3 engine features the consequent use of light alloy, resulting in perfect attributes for the use in motor racing. Both crankcase and cylinder head are made of aluminium - the perfect precondition for optimally realising the stipulated Formula 3 single-seater minimum weight of 550kg.

Since the beginning of the project, in 2006, the Volkswagen engine also executed - in addition to the test-bench runs - on-track tests. "We started a consequent development programme that was geared to long duration. During the period of testing, our engine has covered a mileage of about 2,500 kilometres, to date," underlines Volkswagen Motorsport Director Kris Nissen.

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Construction Design of completely new engines or the enhancement of existing power units –inventive spirit, courage, extensive team work and our huge wealth of represent the basis for innovative results.
Manufacturing Precision components or the refinement of existing components, single copy or small-batch series, solid material or cast material – a diversified service range thanks to an ambitious mix of know-how and new developments.
Quality management Out there on the racetrack, the smallest mistake can be crucial. Therefore, special emphasis is placed to a gapless and absolutely precise quality control. No part will be installed without having been subjected to an extremely strict examination.
Engine manufacturing The engines are individual custom products and are assembled in the heart of the company by a highly qualified team. Here, quality instead of quantity represents the yardstick.
Test bench Here, the process represented by development and design, production and manufacturing comes full circle. On the test rigs, the components or the entire project have to definitively demonstrate if they meet the highest standards.