Guess That Engine: Friday Fangio Edition

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We'll give you a hint: It goes in a racing car that helped a certain Argentinean win two F1 championships. Four words: direct injection and desmo. (If you know your history, that last bit should clinch it.)

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Did you guess Mercedes-Benz W196 R? Maybe you did, maybe you didn't. Maybe you should school yourself. Regardless, J.M.F. and some Ulhenhaut genius for the Friday win. We were born too late.

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This could be a springboard for a discussion of how desmo valve trains have long ago been surpassed by much simpler solutions to 'valve float', and have no real purpose in this day and age other than as a marketing tool to sell a certain brand of motorcycle. Instead, I'll just enjoy looking at this car.