Design and development of a 1600cc powertrain

Design and development of a 1600cc powertrain
25 November 2015

As part of a major contract with a prestigious automaker for the 2016 race season, Ricardo has delivered the first of a new, highly efficient and light weight 6-speed transmission.

The new transmission – designed by Ricardo in collaboration with the customer’s engineering team, and manufactured at Ricardo’s Midlands Technical Centre – features sequential shift and adjustable limited slip differential, and is one of the lightest, most efficient and compact designs in its class. The unit delivered today is the first under a contract that will see Ricardo continuing to support this customer through the 2016 season.

“We are really pleased to have reached this key milestone of the first delivery of the new GT3 transmission,” commented Ricardo Performance Products managing director Mark Barge. “Ricardo has an enviable and longstanding reputation in the design, engineering and manufacture of class-leading motorsports transmission and driveline systems and components for road and track, ranging from single make series through to the most competitive levels of motor racing.  We look forward to working with our customer for this state-of-the-art high efficiency, compact and ultra-light transmission throughout the 2016 season.”

Ricardo will be at Autosport 2016, 14-17 January, at which the company will be displaying some of its latest motorsport transmission and driveline products – visit us at stand number E590.