Honda making “steady progress” with V6 Turbo

Honda making “steady progress” with V6 Turbo

Honda says it is making “steady progress” with the development of its new V6 Turbo power-unit, adding that its dynamo and assembly facilities will be ready by June this year.MP4-4 Powered by Honda

The Japanese manufacturer is set to return to Formula 1 with the McLaren team next year and has been developing its 2015 power-unit at a new facility in Sakura City, Japan. Its UK base will be in Milton Keynes. A statement on the company’s progress was released on Friday.

“For the FIA Formula One World Championship, which Honda will rejoin in the 2015 season, the company is making steady progress in developing the power unit,” the statement read.

“In January 2014 Honda moved its motor sports development base from the Automobile R&D Center of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (at Haga-machi, Haga-gun in Tochigi Prefecture) to a newly situated area in its facility in Sakura City (also in Tochigi), in a move to further strengthen its development organization for F1 and other races.

“At Honda’s European base for F1 activity in Milton Keynes, UK, installation of the dynamo and assembly facilities will be completed in June 2014 to further reinforce the already solid setup in preparation for racing.”

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Jack Leslie

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