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EAV WINS INAUGURAL RAPID CHALLENGE
The winner of the inaugural Prodrive Ventures Rapid Challenge is EAV (Electric Assisted Vehicles). Their aim is to revolutionise the way urban deliveries are managed through a new generation of zero emissions vehicles.
The Rapid Challenge was created to specifically to act as the catalyst for the development of innovative new hardware projects with commercial potential. The three month process gave finalists comprehensive commercial and technical advice from the awards partners which inlcude: Microsoft, Crowdcube, NatWest, KPMG, Clayden Law and IP Asset.
The final three presented to the judging panel at the awards ceremony held at Prodrive's headquarters and EAV will now receive significant engineering input to their vehicle development
PRODRIVE LEGENDS TO RESTORE WORKS CARS
Prodrive is seeing a growing demand for its historic race and rally cars and has launched Prodrive Legends, a new operation that is dedicated to the authentication, restoration and support of these cars.
The creation of Prodrive Legends is a direct response to a significant rise in requests from vehicle owners to verify the provenance and then restore race and rally cars Prodrive has constructed over the last three decades. There are also an increasing number of opportunities to race historic competition cars and a dramatic rise in values, especially for vehicles that have won high-profile events, fuelling the market for historic cars.
VOLTA TRUCKS PARTNERS WITH PRODRIVE TO DEVELOP ITS ELECTRIC HGV
Prodrive is working with Volta Trucks to help engineer its revolutionary 16-tonne electric HGV designed, not only to meet zero emissions requirements, but also to help keep vulnerable road users safer in crowded urban environments. The Volta Trucks concept HGV positions its driver low down, centrally and forward of the front axle, to give uninterrupted vision at street level through 220 degrees. Prodrive will help develop the design into a drivable demonstrator by early summer 2020.
DOUBLE WIN IN FUJI FOR ASTON MARTIN
The Aston Martin Vantage GTE clinched its first double victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with the car winning both the GTE Pro and Am classes of the 6 Hours of Fuji. It was Aston Martin's first double triumph since the team managed it in Mexico in 2016.
Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim delivered a perfectly-judged performance with the #95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE Pro car in Japan, to deliver their first win of the 2019-2020 season and their second since the car was introduced in May 2018. Meanwhile in GTE Am TF Sport dominated the race with a lights-to-flag victory, having started from the class pole position.
NEW POWERTRAIN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Prodrive has opened its new advanced Powertrain Development Centre (PDC), reaffirming its commitment to help the automotive and motorsport industry develop solutions for its biggest challenges.
Located at our Banbury headquarters the purpose-built facility represents a £5 million investment and was constructed over a period of six months. Its installation reinforces our ability to develop the next generation of electric, hybrid and internal combustion engines for road and competition applications, while also strengthening the expertise and services that we offer existing motorsport and technology clients.