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Mercedes-Benz MP4 24

by Isaiah on January 30, 2009

Mercedes-Benz MP4 24

With an unprecedented series of rule changes introduced ahead of the 2009 season, the new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24 represents a significant departure from its world championship-winning predecessor. Now featuring heavily revised bodywork, re-sculpted front and rear wings, slick tyres and a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), the MP4-24 has been in development since September 2007 in order to successfully accommodate the huge changes to the technical regulations. The 2.4L Mercedes-Benz FO 108W V8 engine spins to a FIA-mandated maximum of 18,000rpm – down 1,000rpm from last year, though with assistance from the KERS system and sufficient mechanical trickery by the engineers, power output should be the same or higher. [eMercedesBenz]