Zytek Engineering has announced the development of a 2014 LMP1 fuel flow regulation compliant engine. This incorporates technology from the V8 ZRS-03 units, used in the Renault World Series FR3.5 category, and draws on its long and successful history of designing cost effective, innovative racing powertrains.
A fuel-efficient 4500cc engine is currently undergoing tests with the objective of supplying customers in the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. The normally aspirated engine will benefit from advanced control / drive-by-wire technology and, following significant investment in ultra accurate fuel mass-flow measurement equipment, the application of direct fuel injection is also being explored.
Chairman and company founder Bill Gibson commented “Zytek are fully supportive of the drive to introduce and develop fuel efficient hybrid powertrains through the motorsport arena. The 2014 FIA / ACO regulations present the perfect opportunity to combine technologies developed across the Zytek Group to provide a single source of engine / ERS and control systems within the constraints a realistic budget.”