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Powertrain

At the heart of all great cars is a great powertrain.

We’ve designed, developed and built some of the world’s highest-performing and efficient internal combustion engines, Pure EV and Hybrid powertrains, and won several awards for innovation and technology along the way.

By working hand-in-hand with our ICE and EV design teams, our highly skilled in-house electronics and software engineers provide bespoke integration capabilities.

Increasingly, major OEMs offer and seek Advanced Powertrain as a standalone technology for their race car and road car applications, providing an outsourced automotive engineering service. Our capability here was ably demonstrated by the front and rear axle EV powertrains that delivered 1MW of power in the supercar we developed for a client keen to make an impact in a low emissions environment.

GRE (GLOBAL RACING ENGINE)

We installed our freshly developed FIA Appendix engine – the state-of-the-art GRE (Global Racing Engine) – in the highly successful RML Chevrolet Cruze WTCC car for the opening round of the 2011 World Touring Car Championship,

The GRE-powered Cruze claimed the top three grid positions and each podium place in its first race. It went on to win the 2011 WTCC Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Championships for Chevrolet.

The RML GRE engine is a 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged unit that we designed and built in-house. Using simulation programmes and broad engine experience that stems from Formula 1, we maximised the GRE’s performance and efficiency without compromising its reliability.