AUTOMOTIVE CASE STUDIES
ENGINEERING SUCCESS SINCE 1981

FROM COMPONENTS TO CARS

PIONEERING INNOVATION

Zytek has been providing automotive engineering solutions for race and road since 1981, from individual components to complete cars.

In this section we highlight some of our previous motorsport and road vehicle projects to give a flavour of the expertise, experience and solutions we can offer, from the complete single seater electric race car (with individual wheel motors designed and developed 20 years before the first season of Formula E), to the ultra-efficient drivetrain we created for the Gordon Murray Design T.27 – the world’s most efficient electric car. 

Over the years we have worked with some of the world’s leading motor racing teams such as Mercedes, McLaren, Renault, JaguarSport, and OEMs such as Aston Martin, Daimler, Audi, Jaguar LandRover and GM.

See our motorsport and road vehicle case studies, and our history.

Particular technology case studies:

 

If you have an application outside of the case studies presented, please contact us to discuss your project and we will share relevant previous projects not covered here.

INDUSTRY FIRST
CASE STUDY FOCUS

In our work we are proud to have enjoyed many industry firsts, such as:


To discuss how we can ‘push the boundaries’ for your project please
contact us.

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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 16 race wins and four out of six drivers and manufacturers championships over three seasons.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

By browsing our case studies and history you can see that we have developed a wide range of experience over a broad range of applications and clients.

Our specialisms are auto electronics and electrification, interior functions and safety, and whilst we do have a rich history with motorsport we also bring that critical thinking and boundary braking expertise to OEMs and road applications. Please contact us to discuss your application.

Yes. We have tried not to make our website overwhelming with too many pages; so if you have an application outside of the case studies presented, please contact us to discuss your project and we will share any relevant previous experience.

We have worked on so many exciting and industry leading projects so it’s difficult to pick out one. Those listed show technology that has been particularly advanced, or something a little different, or a particular success. We are therefore very proud of all the case studies listed.