'Hedgehog' at 2012 Festival of Speed
Cummins Chief Technical Officer John Wall with the QSK95
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1st July, 2012
Visitors to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will see the most
powerful engine to ever be displayed at the event. Featured on the Cummins stand (105/106) will be the new QSK95 diesel
engine. The 16 cylinder, 95 litre giant delivers over 4,000 hp with more than 16,000 Nm of torque, the equivalent of
around 50 formula one racing cars.
The QSK95 was given the code name of “Hedgehog” to keep it secret, prior to its launch late last year. The team of
over 150 engineers developed such an affection for the engine and its code name, that it will continues to be used well
past the launch.
Steve Nendick, Cummins Marketing Communications Director for Europe said, “It is difficult to judge the sheer
size of this product until you see it. Cummins leading ISBe engine, used by many vehicle manufacturers, has
a cubic capacity of just over 6 litres. The QSK95 Hedgehog engine has around the same capacity as the ISBe
engine in each of its 16 cylinders. So it has the equivalent power of 16 Cummins-powered vehicles you see every day; 16
delivery trucks, 16 city buses or 16 excavators.”
Following an investment of over £60 million in a new production line, it is ready for the most stringent emissions
standards called Tier 4 Final, taking effect in 2015. The engine is more compact and efficient, and has less
environmental impact through significantly lower running costs than the traditional larger medium-speed engines that it
is expected to replace.
“We are very proud to be able to promote our brand new QSK95 product to visitors at Goodwood. It moves Cummins
into new areas of the engine business at 4,000 hp, and will grow even further to 5,000 hp and 120 litres in the future
with 4 additional cylinders. Visitors will be truly astounded by its size allied with its environmental credentials. The
equipment it is intended to power will be amazing too, such as mining haul trucks with a capacity of over 400 tonnes or
some of the world’s largest rail locomotives. It could also provide the equivalent electric power for over to 3,500 UK
houses,” added Nendick.