Honeywell Turbos Earn 17th Le Mans Win In A Row With Ford GT

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Honeywell turbochargers are on a roll; the Ford GT’s victory at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in the GTE Pro class marked the 17th consecutive Le Mans victory for turbochargers from Honeywell International.

A Honeywell turbo can also be found force-feeding air into the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s 2.0-liter V4, which won the race in the top-tier LMP1 class over the weekend.

Honeywell claims to be the leading supplier of automotive turbochargers, with more than 60 years of experience in the field. Each Ford GT that raced at Le Mans on Saturday and Sunday was fitted with a pair of Honeywell turbochargers custom-engineered for the high temperatures and prolonged stress of endurance racing, featuring the company’s lightweight ball bearing technology. Thanks to those turbos, the Ford GT’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 produces in-excess of 600 horsepower.

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The next race on the FIA World Endurance Championship calendar is the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, scheduled for July 24th. Here, the Ford GT and its Honeywell-sourced twin turbochargers will attempt to prove themselves once again in the crucible of endurance racing.

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