Friday, November 19, 2010

Mitter's extraordinary square four

Here some pics of a very special engine used in a formula 2 car. This engine was build by Gerhard Mitter a German F1 and F2 racer. The capacity of the engine is 986cc and it has 130 hp at 9000 rpm. The engine has 8 spark plugs, four 35 mm Dell Orto's and the weight is 110 kg. The engine housed in a Lotus chassis and used a Porsche gear box. Mitter had some pole positions and fastest laps with the car but it had many brake downs. Mitter was very busy with testing of F1 prototype cars and had no time to develop the car properly. In august 1969 Mitter dies when he is testing an BMW F2 car at the Nürburgring.
For more pics see
Mitter Square Four