AEM Performance Electronics, Hawthorne, Calif., has announced that its Infinity standalone programmable engine management system was selected by Olsbergs MSE for use in its new Global Rallycross SuperCar Lites program.
The Infinity’s tuning power and processing speed combined with a fully sealed enclosure capable of withstanding harsh environments make it the ideal engine management system for the Rallycross cars, which are designed to compete in harsh environments, according to a press release. Built around a latest-generation 200MHz automotive processor, the Infinity is capable of processing 400 MIPS (millions of instructions per second), according to an AEM press release.
“I am pleased to work with AEM in this program and with their commitment to develop a system that meets Rallycross requirements. Rallycross is an extreme sport that demands extremely good quality, and I believe that the AEM Infinity system and their support are the future of engine management in this sport,” said Andreas Eriksson, CEO of Olsbergs.
AEM worked directly with Olsbergs MSE for the integration of the Infinity on the SuperCar Lites. In addition to the tuning capability of the ECU, the teams will also rely on the Infinity’s state-of-the-art data logging capabilities and on-board wideband air/fuel controllers for accurate readings and calibrations. The cars also use AEM’s 4-Channel Coil Driver to drive the ignition coils.
“We are very excited to be working with Olsbergs MSE and to be part of one of the most exciting forms of motorsports today in Rallycross,” said Greg Neuwirth, AEM president. “The professionalism they exhibit is evident in their operations and vehicles. They spare no expense in ensuring quality and reliability, and we are honored that our Infinity ECU was chosen by them to control the SuperCar Lites.”
The 2013 GRC Lites class was created as a way for drivers to gain experience in a car that will prep them for GRC SuperCars. To endure the wheel-to-wheel action, multiple terrains and long jumps of Rallycross, the cars feature rear-mounted Mountune/Olsbergs-built engines that deliver more than 300 hp, 6-speed sequential transmissions with no-lift shift, AiM Sports dashes, tubular construction and fiberglass bodies, the release stated.