Ricardo Quarterly Q1 2005

Ricardo Quarterly Q1 2005

INDUSTRY NEWS

The hybrid roll-out begins; hybrid Escape and Prius win awards; GM and Ford reveal hybrid plans; Jeep concept turns full circle; state of the art engines from Mercedes- Benz and BMW/PSA

RICARDO NEWS

Ricardo to build 2/4 stroke engine; control and electronics expansion in Cambridge; police vehicles delivered; manufacturing simulation

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Robert Lutz, GM

He rejoined GM in 2001 with the mission of revitalising the US giant’s lacklustre model range. Hugh Hunston caught up with the world’s most prominent car guy at January’s Detroit auto show

Tobias Moers, AMG

Muscular V8 engines are everyday business for Moers, head of vehicle development at Mercedes-Benz’s high performance arm, AMG

Ford GT: Grand Transmission

Ford chose Ricardo to develop and manufacture the transmission for its sensational 320 km/h GT supercar. Jesse Crosse documents a demanding programme completed in a timeframe no-one else believed possible

Sound engineering

Mercedes-AMG demands the very highest standards from its suppliers – so it went to Ricardo’s Prototechnik subsidiary for the exhaust system on its latest SLK 55 AMG. Tony Lewin reveals the engineering secrets

RSC focus

The globalisation of research and development is one of the emerging trends at first tier suppliers. This, says Edmund Chew is providing local production expertise and access to skilled engineers at lower cost

 

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