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      09-16-2021, 10:12 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Humdizzle View Post
Almost no modern high end racing engine is sold these day. From IMSA, LeMans, to F1. They are all leased. They have RFID tags as well to sound alarms at HQ when someone tries to open them. The engines are pulled and taken back to the source for any maintenance.

Makes sense if you think about it. If you can design an amazing engine and get a few extra hp over the competition, the last thing you want is someone opening it up to learn all your secrets.
There is a great story about this from the Silhouette Racing era when categories were separated into groups with Group 4, Group 5 and Group 6 cars being the predominant cars.

At one point the Kremer brothers decided to "help" Porsche transport a racing car back to the factory. It took them about a month or so to make the 200 or so mile journey to Porsche. I wonder why it took them so long.

The Whittington Brother's story is a movie that is BEGGING to be made. I wonder why it hasn't happened yet?

https://themotorhood.com/themotorhoo...won-at-le-mans

https://www.paddock-legends.com/en/n...20-01-14/b-95/
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