GT3 and GTE

Transmissions solutions for factory and GT racing

Get on track for championship success with our transmission solutions

Ricardo is frequently chosen by the world’s leading OEMs to support their championship contenders and provide their customers with world leading reliability and service.

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All transmissions are designed for, and proven over, the most demanding endurance races in the world. Ricardo transmissions have supported numerous GT3 and GTE wins, including Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona, Silverstone and Nürburgring.

Whether it is an existing transmission or a bespoke solution that is required, Ricardo has long been developing both GT3 and GTE compliant transmissions in both longitudinal and transverse layouts with customisable options to suit specific requirements.

All Ricardo customers are offered through life support with spares provision and rebuild services offered to the OEM’s and direct to end customers.

Class-leading, innovative and lightweight, with excellent reliability. Ricardo’s latest range of GT transverse transaxles can be found in some of the most competitive, high-profile GT3 cars in global motorsport.

Each transaxle is the culmination of experience gained in LMP1, LMP2, GT1 and GT3 categories, where numerous race and championship wins have been amassed by our clients.

The ability to supply performance-focussed, compact, lightweight, reliable transaxles that meet the demands of current GT3 racing places us and our clients at the forefront of this category.

Transverse and longitudinal GT transaxles are offered, featuring competition-proven internals housed in a bespoke aluminium or magnesium casing, enabling our clients to utilize an optimized ‘no-compromise’ approach when designing their car layout.

Ricardo’s credibility as a leading supplier of high-performance GT transaxles is reinforced by the fact that it supplies numerous GT3 manufacturers and recently supplied the entire Japanese Super GT grid with transaxles for multiple seasons.

Technical specification and options

GT transverse transaxle

Maximum engine torque


Weight (appox.)

Circa 62 kgs (dependent on casing material)

Service interval

10,000km (dependant on track)

Gear finish


Gear selection



Single pump

Casing material

Aluminium or magnesium

Differential types

Ramp and plate, spool, visco mechanical coupling


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Key Disciplines

Formula 1

We are trusted by the World's leading Formula 1 teams to deliver championship winning transmission services and components.

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LM prototypes

Ricardo’s attention to detail and proven “built-in” endurance support for Le Mans Prototype (LMP) OEMs.

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Rally and off-road

Bespoke, cost effective, robust transmissions for some of the harshest environments.

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Single seater

Ricardo has a range of end-to-end single seater transmission solutions for Super Formula, Indy Lights and beyond.

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