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Superbike’s RSV4 engine in F1

This is not the first time we hear anything like this, since we have seen motorcycle engines in monocabs, smartcars and other light quadricycles turning them into ground-to-ground missiles. Here, however, we have an official collaboration, that of the Italian Wolf Racing Cars and Aprilia.

Wolf Racing Cars takes off its bread by producing racing prototypes that are very popular in racing in Italy and are involved in uphill and endurance racing. For 2018, this Italian company undertook to supply its Italian prototype with its own prototypes, turning it into a single one.

For the Wolf GB08 Thunder engine, as it is called, Wolf Racing Cars did not have to look too far, it was confined within borders and definitely chose Aprilia as a supplier of engines. The graft belongs to the superbike RSV4 and is the powerful V4 of 1,000 cc. We say for sure why this particular engine has a few successes with the grace of having even reached MotoGP.

With this engine in the bowels of the RSV4 race, Aprilia has won four Manufacturers’ Championships and three more Riders in the Superbike World Championship in recent years. It is as you understand the most successful of the past few years.

With its standard output of over 200 hp, the engine of almost 1,000 cc. fits a glove in the original of the Wolf Racing Cars being lightweight and very cuddly in dimensions. It will naturally be prepared for use on a four-wheeled vehicle with Wolf Racing reporting as a selection criterion and at a very reasonable cost compared to the performance offered by the V4.