The engine is the beating heart of our WRC car. Our engine department is made up of around 20 people, whose responsibilities cover all aspects of designing, building and testing our power unit.
It’s not a straightforward job to develop an engine that can cope with the rigours of WRC. From altitudes of up to 3,000m in Mexico to temperatures ranging from -30ºC in Sweden to 40ºC in Sardinia, our engine has to perform competitively and reliably in extreme conditions.
As with the chassis, the engine has to comply with the FIA’s technical regulations, which determine development parameters. Once the engine is designed and built, we carry out endurance testing on our in-house dyno to make sure our crews are fully equipped to power around the WRC stages.