High Performance Vehicles & Motorsport

“Winning through technology” has always been central to Ricardo’s DNA, with key roles played in the support of leading motorsports teams, successful land speed record challenges, and the creation of some of the world’s premium performance vehicles.

Ricardo high performance vehicle and motorsport products and services include:

  • Engine and transmission design, development & manufacture using state-of-the-art CAE simulation methods and the latest in innovations in materials and production technology
  • Full performance road vehicle engineering capability including calibration development and optimization, and NVH control and noise quality enhancement
  • Bespoke design, development, rig testing and manufacture of components and systems
  • High performance engine and transmission research, including the latest innovations in hybrid vehicle powertrains and ITS technologies
  • Design feasibility studies of advanced performance vehicle and system concepts through to the next season’s competition vehicles
  • Technical consultancy and strategic advice to motorsport regulatory bodies

Key benefits of the Ricardo service:

  • World-class products incorporating the latest technology, that are optimized and produced using state-of-the-art simulation and manufacturing processes, and delivered to impressively short timescales
  • A proven global reputation in both high performance road car and race applications ranging from Formula 1 to World Rally Championship
  • A flexible approach adapting to customer needs and ensuring smooth project workflow flow and efficient communication
  • Ricardo’s longstanding expertise and commitment to “winning through technology” is the hallmark of the success it shares with its high performance and motorsport customers

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