MOTORSPORT & ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONCEPTS
ENGINEERING DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
PROTOTYPING MOTORSPORT & ROAD VEHICLES SINCE THE MID-1990s
POWERTRAIN, CHASSIS &
BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE
Zytek has been designing, developing, and converting prototype race car concepts since the mid-1990s from our two dedicated vehicle workshop facilities.
From an electric single-seater race car concept with individual wheel motors (developed 20 years before the first season of Formula E) to the very latest generation of pure electric sports cars, the level of concept creation experience that Zytek can offer is one of the highest in the industry.
In addition to component engineering and integration, Zytek also performs concept to production concept motorsport electric vehicle conversion programmes, including the creation of novel, new powertrain, chassis, and interior concepts.
Using our team of vehicle engineers, electric or hybrid powertrains can be installed in vehicles giving customers the experience of driving new EV concepts in the shortest possible time.
These concept powertrains can be fitted to directly drive individual wheels or be integrated into transmission systems or onto engines.
Chassis and Interior Concepts
A range of chassis and interior systems that can also be incorporated could make the difference between a Zytek-engineered vehicle and those from competitors, as we have access to the very latest technology:-
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
- Advanced Driver – Assistance Systems (ADAS)
- Digital cockpits
- Body control systems
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Connectivity solutions
In-House Design & Build
The wide variety of skills needed are all found in-house at Zytek:
- Mechanical vehicle packaging using the latest CAD tools.
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and thermal analysis.
- Design and manufacture of electrical systems, both low and high voltage.
- Communications integration, using the experience of Controller Area Network (CAN), Local Interconnect Network (LIN), Flexray, and Ethernet.
Comprehensive manufacturing capabilities, via a range of in-house welding centres and CNC machines, in combination with a close network of specialist manufacturing partners for items such as mechanical assemblies.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Concept cars are vehicles that have been designed for presentation purposes only, usually in order to show off new design ideas. They may be built on existing platforms but will not necessarily follow any particular production plan.
Zytek specialise in the creation of race car and electric vehicle concepts, which can include both design and development.
From the E-V concept of a single-seater sports car with individual wheel motors (developed over 20 years before the first season of Formula E) to the very latest generation of pure electric sports cars and a Le Mans Prototype chassis.
We have a rich history of creating high-performance design concepts, see Our History.
No, but we work closely with carefully selected partners who work to our rigorous standards, to manufacture you a body shell that meets your requirements and specification.
Yes, using our fully equipped workshop facilities our highly experienced team will fully build your concept.
Also see our manufacturing solutions page.
A full range of interior and exterior technologies can be utilised.
We have a 48V dedicated drive system that can be used for heavy, low-speed vehicles. Powered by a network of 12v batteries, this enables a very low-cost installation.
Yes, we can support the moving of the concept vehicle to a location of your choice.
No, vehicles can be designed and built to the user’s requirements and specifications. Concept cars can include multiple drive systems for the ultimate performance.