Xtrac Presents New Hybrid Powertrain

Xtrac will showcase the world's first commercially viable diesel-electric powertrain developed with Zytek for a small family car at the Autosport International Show.

Published: 11-Jan-2007

As a prime example of how the motorsport industry can help manufacturers build more environmentally friendly road cars, Xtrac, the specialist transmission technology company, will showcase the world's first commercially viable diesel-electric powertrain developed for a small family car at the Autosport International Show being staged at the NEC this week.

Xtrac’s experience of designing high-performance motorsport transmissions has resulted in a compact, mechanically efficient, fully integrated gearbox for the Zytek developed powertrain, which meets the programme’s low cost requirement for high volume series production.

The powertrain will form the centrepiece for a significant display of new transmission developments from Xtrac including its brand new 529 gearbox for sportscar racing, 516 gearbox for touring cars, and the transmission system developed for the JCB DIESELMAX land speed record. The show runs from 11-12 January at the NEC, where the company will be exhibiting in Hall 19 on stand number E351.

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