We have a particular specialism in the development of the latest innovative hybrid technologies, including both electric battery-based systems and high-speed compact flywheels. We developed our first electric hybrid vehicle in 2001, on behalf of a leading global car manufacturer, and have since produced further electric and compact flywheel hybrid development vehicles; one based on a Jaguar XF and another on a light commercial vehicle.
In base engine design, we have taken a variable compression ratio engine from concept to a full scale working four cylinder prototype to validate its performance.
Our motorsport background means we are able to create niche high performance engines. We created and built the engines for the Aston Martin Vulcan and the AMR Vantage V8.
FORD TRANSIT HYBRID
Prodrive has helped Ford create the first Transit PHEV (Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicle). We were responsible for the integration of the hybrid powertrain systems into an existing Transit platform without any modifications to the engine bay or load capacity. We have also built the first 20 vehicles, to near production standards ready for year long trials in London.
ASTON MARTIN VULCAN
We helped Aston Martin develop the 800 bhp V12 engine for the Aston Martin Vulcan, a limited edition track only car.
We also built all 24 engines at our in house engine test and development centre.