Pewano’s D5 RR race engine, originally developed for Cross Country challenges like the Dakar Rally, has now made its way to the world famous Nürburgring.
Heico Sportiv of Germany has in collaboration with Pewano and Volvo, adapted the race engine from our PEWANO XC60 RR to their VOLVO V40. Heico Sportiv will compete in the VLN Endurance Championship as well as the 24h of the Nurburgring. In these historical proving grounds, competition from both car factories and private teams are present. VLN Endurance represents one of the oldest German motor-racing series and stands for mass sports on the highest level.
The 2400cc D5 RR engine derives from the standard D5 engine, but has been specially designed and customized for racing conditions by the Pewano Team. It has undergone a lot of mechanical modifications together with a completely new engine management system. The race engine has been thoroughly tested over an extended period, both in advanced dyno facilities and in the field. The high torque and low fuel consumption has made our engine very suitable also for endurance racing.
We are proud to have Heico as a customer and to deliver our powerful D5 RR race engines for their new car. The engine will be fueled by Biodiesel, making it a powerplant for environmentally friendly racing.