The Indy 500 engine they had to outlaw

The Indy 500 engine they had to outlaw

Undefeated and never to be repeated. The story of how Penske's Ilmor-Mercedes engine for the 1994 Indy 500 went from top-secret evening project to dominating the Brickyard to banned

More than two decades after Penske dominated the 1994 Indianapolis 500 they still talk about 'The Beast'.

It was a 209 cubic-inch engine developed by Ilmor, badged by Mercedes-Benz and built by Penske Racing in such secrecy that the team members not involved in the project had no idea what was going on down the block at a warehouse that had been turned into a "mad scientist laboratory".

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