January sees the start of an exciting new race season and the annual Autosport International show at Birmingham’s NEC, where Xtrac will be exhibiting on stand E162. The show runs from 12th to 15th January. Available on the stand throughout the 2 days of the Engineering show will be Xtrac’s experienced commercial and technical staff able to answer any questions about the Xtrac product range.
Key products on display will include the BTCC approved P1046 Touring Car gearbox, P1529 & P529 GT Transaxles, P1202 R5 rally transmission, P1152 LMP3 Transaxle and the P1227 Integrated Lightweight Electric Vehicle (ILEV) transmission.
The P1046 is used in WTCC & CTCC, with a new ‘T’ derivative launched in 2016 for use in TCR. With the growth in the popularity of the GT3 category around the world in recent years, Xtrac is showing its range of the latest GT transmissions. The P1529 is ideally suited to mid-engine GT cars and the P529P for front engine rear wheel drive GT cars and between them are specified in many different manufacturers’ GT cars with hundreds of gearboxes already supplied. The P1202 R5 WRC transmission has seen great success through the 2015 & 2016 rally season and completing the motorsport transmission display is the longitudinal P1152 transmission which is the ACO selected transmission for the rapidly growing LMP3 formula which competes in Europe & Asia and from 2017 in the USA.
Xtrac’s P1227 ILEV transmission has been developed to address the growing market requirement for single speed, lightweight and power dense transmissions for high performance road electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids. The P1227 is highly configurable and suited for use with integrated electric motors supplied by Yasa, GKN or Borg Warner, will provide world class levels of refinement for the most demanding high performance electric vehicle applications.
In addition to the gearboxes on display will be a selection of Xtrac’s advanced high technology gearbox components manufactured and used in Formula 1 from the latest bespoke ultra-high specification speciality steels with advanced heat treatment.
Xtrac’s Managing Director, Adrian Moore and development Director Cliff Hawkins will be involved with various activities organised by the MIA (Motorsport Industry Association) being held on Thursday 12th. Moore will be Chairing the “Motorsport to Automotive – Technology Transfer Workshop” where the aim is to encourage the motorsport industry to engage with the automotive industry and vice versa. Hawkins will be a speaker/panellist at the “Selling to US Motorsport” workshop which aims to allow various UK and US companies to impart some of their knowledge and experiences of trading between the UK and US.
Xtrac’s award winning apprentice programme is now open for the September 2017 intake, and staff will be on hand throughout the show to provide information to prospective candidates. Full details are available on the Xtrac website careers section.