High performance vehicles
Specialists in high performance solutions
We provide expert design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly and test capabilities for engines and transmissions and support future sustainable mobility solutions across the performance vehicle space.
We provide expert design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly and test capabilities for engines and transmissions supporting sustainable mobility solutions.
Ricardo works in partnership with some of the world’s most recognisable hyper car original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to design, develop and manufacture high-performance engine and transmission systems.
From pioneering hyper cars such as the Jaguar XJ220 and McLaren F1 through to the demands of full OEM production vehicles such as the Bugatti Veyron, Ford GT, the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Bugatti Chiron, Ricardo has a wealth of experience and expertise in the sector and is accelerating innovative sustainable mobility solutions.
We provide technical expertise to clients in the high performance vehicle sector. From concept studies of engines, drivelines and whole vehicles to product benchmarking and target setting.
We are working to revolutionise the use of sustainable solutions in high performance vehicles, supporting clients by providing comprehensive designs for future hybridisation, electrification, and energy storage technologies.
Exploiting data and actionable insights and utilising digital engineering tools and processes, Ricardo supports customers to maximise their efficiency and effectiveness across high performance transmissions and drivelines.
We prepare our clients for the future, by developing and implementing strategic and technical mobility and energy solutions. We help them navigate through a disruptive market and prepare for future challenges.
Niche production capability
We deliver in-house capability for precision machining and assembly with dedicated facilities that produce every element of high-performance transmissions, and can support in the production of green propulsion solutions such as high-spec electric drive units (EDUs) and batteries.
Consulting and advisory
Offering a range of strategic consulting and advisory services, Ricardo supports clients with future product plans, exploring and implementing technology-based strategies and transformation activities.
Design and engineering
Ricardo engineers are specialists in design for manufacture of high performance vehicles. We bring cutting-edge innovations to market, from individual components through to complete powertrain systems.
Project delivery and management
We provide clients with expert project delivery and management support to facilitate successful outcomes on project objectives, including in supply chain management, launch readiness and specialist manufacturing trouble shooting.
Assurance and testing
Our world-class engineering expertise enables us to deliver high performance propulsion systems and provide test and quality assurance facilities to meet the needs of clients’ exacting standards.
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Ricardo supports some of the world’s most recognisable hyper car OEMs to design, develop and manufacture high performance engine and transmission systems. From pioneering hyper cars to the demands of full OEM production vehicles, we have a wealth of experience and expertise in the sector and is accelerating innovative sustainable mobility solutions.
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