AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY &
CASE STUDIES
ROAD VEHICLE INNOVATION SINCE 1994

Ever since the Aston Martin DB7 engine management system we developed back in 1997, Zytek has brought its rich motorsport technical expertise to road vehicles. Since then we have worked with numerous OEM’s such as Rolls Royce Bentley, Daimler Smart, General Motors, Jaguar Landrover, Audi and Dodge.

In this section we present a select few road vehicle case studies we are very proud of, and show some of the varied solutions that we are able to offer.

FROM ENERGY MANAGEMENT
TO ELECTRIFICATION

A HISTORY OF BUSHING BOUNDARIES

Zytek started as an engine management specialist creating the Hart F1 EMS in 1984, though it was not until 10 years later in 1994 that the first system found its way into the Aston Martin DB7.

Since then Zytek have worked with numerous other clients, see our engine management case study page for more information.

In parallel to the engine management business, in the mid 1990s Zytek expanded its offerings to include the development of electric drivetrains.

As the knowledge and experience derived from a number of demonstration programmes grew, in 1997, in order to present capabilities to major OEMs, Zytek created a groundbreaking electric vehicle based on the Lotus Elise.

Since then Zytek have worked with numerous clients on a multitude of electrification systems and solutions, see our EV case study page for more information.

See below various case studies which show examples of projects, from components to complete cars.

AUTOMOTIVE CASE STUDIES

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

These showcase the solutions we have engineered for numerous electric road vehicles, such as powertrain systems for the Audi R8 e-tron, Gordon Murray T.27 and Smart Fortwos, plus the new EV concept based on the Lotus Elise in 1997 which was way ahead of its time.

hybrid vehicles

These showcase examples of hybrid systems that we have developed for existing vehicle platforms with OEMs, such as the XJ_e and Range Rover E plug-in hybrid demonstrator vehicles developed for Jaguar Landrover, and hybrid truck developed with General Motors.

ENGINE MANAGEMENT

These showcase examples of high performance engine management systems that we have developed in partnership with major OEMs such as Aston Martin, Rolls Royse and Dodge.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Whilst it is true that Zytek does have a particular specialism in motorsport engineering, as you can see from our history, we have also brought much of this technology and expertise to OEM’s and the road.

Motorsport pushes us to seek innovative, high performance and efficient solutions, which can all be highly relevant to road vehicles.

With such a varied history it is not easy to pick one, however it is difficult not to be proud of being part of the team that developed the world’s most efficient electric car with the T.27.

We particularly specialise in vehicle electronics and electrification, however with our parent company Continental Engineering Services, this greatly increases this capability.

Contact us to discuss your application and explore whether we could be the right engineering partner for your project.

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