Ricardo-Judd Diesel V10

Ricardo-Judd Diesel Specifications
Layout: 72░ V10, Aluminum alloy block
Displacement: 4.6 liters
Combustion system: Ricardo HSDR direct injection diesel
Fuel injection: Common rail, with twin 1800 bar fuel pressure pumps
Boost system: 2 x single stage turbochargers each breathing through one 39.9 mm restrictor 
Horsepower: 600 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 627 lb-ft @ 4000-5000 rpm
Weight: <180 kgs.


Primarily a development project that never got beyond mule stage.  Initial developmet was via a 4-cylinder mule engine, the plan was to then produce a 5-cylinder version based on the GV5 block and continue development.  Once proven, a complete engine would have been assembled around the GV5 block barring new directions.

Proposed 2011 regulation changes (vastly reduced capacity diesels) make this project unlikely to ever hit the track.

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