40 YEARS
Providing Innovative Motorsport Solutions

EV ENGINEERING
Motorsport Technology Development

FUTURE
Driver Assistance Technology

ZYTEK - WORLD-LEADING
MOTORSPORTS ENGINEERING

Founded in 1981 with an initial focus on the design, manufacture and track support of a range of engine management systems for Formula 1, endurance racing and other premium motorsport series, Zytek has grown to be one of the world’s premium suppliers of bespoke powertrain and chassis control solutions.

Having the foresight to begin its electrification journey in the mid-1990s, Zytek can also offer unrivalled experience in all aspects of hybridisation and electrification, from the design and manufacture of high-performance electrification systems solutions, to engineering support for all aspects of electrification challenges faced by our customers.

Over our 40 years of continual development and application of motorsport products and services, Zytek has an enviable reputation for the quality and value of its expertise not only within its motorsport clientele, and also across a wide range of roadcar OEM and Tier-1 customers across the world.

Since 2014, Zytek has been a fully owned subsidiary of Continental, enabling development experience and technology to come from roadcar over to motorsport programmes, further enhancing the services and products that can be offered. This ensures that Zytek remain at the forefront of the fast-changing technology evolution, diversifying into product areas such as driver assistance systems and environment monitoring technologies.

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MOTORSPORT SOLUTIONS

Offering the full range of motorsport engineering support for your project, from concept, design,
manufacture, track testing, support and servicing. Our
solutions include:

VEHICLE
ELECTRIFICATION

Helping at all stages of the EV electrification process, from specification development, engineering design and modelling, manufacturing and assembly, testing at our in-house facilities and on-track, plus event support.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE
PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Providing EV propulsion systems from energy storage, battery management, power conversion, motor and controllers. Both ‘off the shelf’ and bespoke development solutions are available.

E-DRIVE
SYSTEMS

The e-drive system is the centrepiece of an electric car and includes power electronics, electric motor, transmission and battery. We can help you create an integrated e-drive that is most suited to your requirements.

DRIVE ASSISTANCE
AND SAFETY

ADAS increases driver and spectator/marshal safety, and reduces costs via the reduction of accident numbers and severity. We can help you develop an integrated ADAS system that best suits your application.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

We have been at the forefront of high-performance technology engineering development for motorsport and road vehicles since 1981
offering a turnkey development solution from initial concept to track/road. Our
development solutions include:

DESIGN

Our highly experienced automotive design engineers, deliver electronic, mechanical, concept, prototype and electric motor design solutions, whilst using the most up to date design and modelling tools to help you realise your vision.

applications
engineering

Providing race teams, tier-1 and OEM clients with the technical advice, expertise and close support (typically on-site) to ensure the high levels of engineering and technology integration for project success.

MANUFACTURING

We provide the facilities and expertise to allow the manufacture, assembly, calibration and commissioning of vehicle components, along with full vehicle assembly when required.

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Our dedicated in-house test facilities and engineering testing teams help to create the perfect project environment to develop systems and products to the highest quality in the quickest time-frame.

INNOVATION

We have pushed the boundaries of engine management innovation since 1981, and been electric/hybrid vehicle pioneers since 1997 for both race and road.
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PRODUCTS

Zytek are world-leading motorsport, electric vehicle engineers, developing and supplying electrification and electric machine products, available ‘off the shelf’
customisation solutions are also available. Our
products are engineered, manufactured, assembled and tested within our UK facilities.

ELECTRIFICATION

Our advanced EV electrification product range runs from the vehicle’s main high voltage DC bus and includes:

Powertrains, electric machines, inverters, energy recovery systems, electronic gear shift, fuel cells, energy storage, cabling and wiring harnesses, plus transmission systems. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems include ABS, electronic stability control, tyre pressure monitoring and on-board camera technology.

ELECTRIC MOTORS

Our high-performance electric motors are all derivatives of the machines we developed for use in competitive EV race series such as Formula E and Super GT.

These are available from 60kW to 250kW, and whilst they have been designed for race applications, they can be customised for high performance road applications too. Not only standard sizes are available, custom motors can be supplied too.

PROVEN TRACK RECORD & CASE STUDIES

Zytek has a rich history of success with prestigious motorsport and road projects; from the development of an electric race car with individual
wheel motors (20 years before the first season of Formula E), to the creation of an ultra-efficient drivetrain for the Gordon Murray Design T.27
(the world’s most efficient electric car).

HONDA CRZ SUPER GT RACING

For Honda we developed an energy recovery system which was the first hybrid system to achieve a championship win outside of Formula 1 and was used in Super GT racing for many years.

MERCEDES/MCLAREN FORMULA 1

Selected by Mercedes/McLaren to develop their KERS hybrid system for the 2009 F1 season, our system was the first to enjoy a race win, and the first to win two races, all with 100% reliability.

JLR XJE &
RANGE ROVER E

Appointed by Jaguar Land Rover to help create a plug-in hybrid technology solution for their highly successful XJ and Range Rover road vehicles; resulting in the creation of two highly successful demonstrator vehicles.

GORDON MURRAY T27

With a £4.5m UK government backed investment, we were selected by Gordon Murray to develop an ultra-efficient powertrain, resulting in a system 45% lighter than today’s production EV’s and “the world’s most efficient electric car”.

FORMULA E
racing

For a leading Formula E team we supplied the motor and inverters, enjoying sixteen race wins and four out of six drivers and manufacturers championships over three seasons.

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