Ricardo Quarterly Q2 2006

Ricardo Quarterly Q2 2006


Biofuels gain traction in Europe; Audi TT mixes aluminium and steel; Land Rover shows hybrid ideas; US survey questions hybrid economics


JCB goes for world diesel speed record with Ricardo support; Bugatti driveline wins key industry award; Ricardo’s historic Citroën Rosalie diesel goes on show at Essen’s TechnoClassica in Germany


Nick Reilly, GM Daewoo

GM DAT, General Motors’ Korean operation, is a major driver in the group’s global production, supplying Chevrolet and other small cars worldwide. CEO Nick Reilly tells Julian Rendell how the company which struggled as Daewoo is now prospering

Bugatti Veyron

Transmission engineering challenges don’t come much tougher than the 1001 horsepower, 400 km/h Veyron. Tony Lewin tells the story of Ricardo’s support for Bugatti in what is perhaps the most ambitious development programme ever completed by a major carmaker

Motorsport – stalled on the grid?

Many argue that regulation-bound modern motorsport is irrelevant to everyday cars or engineering advancement. Herb Fishel, former sporting director of General Motors, believes it’s time for change and outlines his formula for getting racing back on track

Particulate measurement

Fine particle emissions are of increasing concern to environmental legislators but were notoriously difficult to measure – until Ricardo’s Chemistry team came up with an ingenious answer. Anthony Smith reports on a development with far-reaching consequences

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