Engine development is one of our primary strengths. The quality of our development engineers, the equipment we possess and the way it is used are directly responsible for our success.
Our development efforts generally focus on two key areas which are applicable to both race engines and road car engines – Performance and Durability testing. However, we are also equipped to carry out development which is more typically associated with road car engines such as emissions testing and NVH investigations.
Performance development requires logical steps and careful analysis at each stage. We use the best equipment to measure fine performance differences and then carry out pragmatic analysis of test results to identify even the smallest performance gains.
Durability development is a vital part of what we do and a major contributor to low in service costs. We focus on always identifying and fixing any issues in-house before the engine is put into service. Many of our racing components are designed on the limit of capability in order to minimise engine mass and maximise performance. Verifying component lives is an inevitable consequence of this constant push to optimise engines.
The trick is to make sure that the dyno test programme is representative of the actual operating conditions and that the components are designed to be durable enough to consistently just exceed the required mileage. As engines are developed to be more reliable the mileage between rebuilds can be extended, leading to reduced cost, reduced downtime and increased potential for performance development.