Ricardo Quarterly Q1 2006

Ricardo Quarterly Q1 2006


Detroit show highlights production-ready hybrids; Audi develops diesel racers for Le Mans; Ford’s monster truck has hydrogen capability; US states join California to control greenhouse emissions


Grand Prix masters use Ricardo transmissions; Mitsubishi’s Dakar victory; awards for Ricardo 2/4SIGHT and GM Global V6 programmes; new appointments strengthen Ricardo’s global team


Ulrich Dohle

Dr Ulrich Dohle is head of diesel at Bosch, the world’s largest diesel systems supplier, Tony Lewin asks him how diesel can adapt to meet the world’s strictest emissions standards

Diesel Speedster

It’s not in the Opel catalogue, so Ricardo built one. The idea was to show Bosch the future sporting potential of low-emissions diesel – and the results are sensational

Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki, Renault and Ricardo have just completed a three partner programme to deliver a diesel version of the new generation compact SUV. Tony Lewin reports on a project that went from feasibility study to Job One in record time

Driving diesel into the future

Exciting engineering developments mean that diesels will soon break through into north America. Tony Lewin unfolds the roadmap that shows how diesel will take its place alongside hydrogen and gasoline as a truly clean fuel

Long term partners

Ford and Ricardo have a long history of co-operation on diesel programmes. Anthony Smith charts a fruitful relationship that has delivered successful engines for models as varied as the Jaguar X-Type and Ford Transit

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