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Mercedes-Benz 5001 3.4-litre V8

With the Indy rules giving a major advantage to an engine with only two valves per cylinder operated by pushrods from a central camshaft, Ilmor built such an engine from scratch.

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Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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