Due to supply chain issues, the new NTT IndyCar Series engine has been delayed to 2024, series officials announced March 3.
The engine had already been delayed until 2023, and new series officials pushed it back one more year.
“We are pleased with the pace of the technical development of the 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 hybrid as we prepare it for competition,” IndyCar president Jay Frye said in a statement. “We are very encouraged by the progress our team and our partners have made, but an immediate decision needed to be made to ensure we are prepared for the 2023 season utilizing our current 2.2-liter engine package.
“Thanks to our great partners at Honda and Chevrolet for working through this challenging supply chain situation. We are going full speed ahead with the 2.4-liter hybrid engine and cannot wait to have it on track in 2024.”
The 2.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine will offer 800 horsepower with a boost of 100 through its new hybrid system.
“We are proud of the hard work and level of commitment by our engine group, along with our teams and partners, in the development of the Chevrolet 2.4-liter engine for our IndyCar program,” director of GM Motorsports Competition engineering Mark Stielow added. “We were certainly excited to have it on track next season. Chevrolet remains fully committed to the NTT IndyCar Series, and we look forward to debuting our future engine package in 2024.”
“We are very excited to get the electrified era of IndyCar Series racing underway,” president of Honda Performance Development David Salters said. “We have finished development and dyno testing of our new internal combustion engine, and once the hybrid system component supply chain issues are sorted, we’ll begin track testing of the new hybrid power unit.”
The announcement of the hybrid engine being delayed to 2024 had been expected by teams, who were told of the new timeline during last weekend’s season-opening race weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Teams were told of this decision during the IndyCar season-opening race weekend at the Streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Teams will first test the new engine March 30-31 at Sebring International Raceway.
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