Photo: Porsche
Photo: Porsche

This Year’s
Winning Autos

There are a few truly remarkable automotive-tech breakthroughs that have not yet found their way into an automobile, actual or concept. One of the most stunning of these is the microwave ignition from MWI AG. If that company is successful, the spectacular, factory-built Porsche 911 GT3s that run in Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup racing will adopt this Radarange of a system to stay on the track longer between pit stops while producing fewer emissions.

It’s the brainchild of renowned automotive engineer Armin Gallatz, CEO of MWI (Micro Wave Ignition), in Empfingen, Germany. Backers include Wendelin Wiedeking, the former CEO of Porsche.

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