Source: AP Racing announcement
COVENTRY, U.K. — AP Racing, a leading manufacturer of performance brake and clutch systems, has produced a white paper Race to Road: Harnessing Sporting Success for the Road. The paper explores some of the latest horizontal innovation developments to fuel road vehicle progress.
Some of the most significant automotive advances and technologies have been distilled from race cars for use by the everyday driver, but road vehicle development is a very different challenge. AP Racing is well versed in using its wealth of motorsport experience to meet the objectives of vehicle manufacturers and is now sharing its insights across the automotive industry and beyond to support original-equipment manufacturers.
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The company recently applied its horizontal innovation expertise to the braking system for Bugatti’s 300-miles-per-hour Chiron supercar, based on its own revolutionary Radi-CAL caliper (originally designed for motorsport applications). The success story is detailed in the whitepaper, in which AP Racing also highlights how the U.K. motorsport supply chain can harness its envied innovation and skills to help solve radical, technical challenges that other sectors will face over the coming decade.
David Hamblin, managing director of AP Racing, commented: “Horizontal innovation, taking skills from one sector to another, is nothing new. However, as we experience rapid change in the automotive industry, it has a pivotal role to play.
“Motorsport will continue to be the pinnacle of vehicle performance, adding a spark of innovation and inspiration for the wider automotive industry. We will continue to use our industry-leading expertise to support vehicle manufacturers with road car developments, helping to reduce R&D burden, accelerate vehicle development timescales and build consumer interest.”
Earlier this year, AP Racing opened its latest noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) dynamometer – further enhancing its world-class vehicle testing capabilities at its R&D facility in Coventry.
A copy of the white paper can be downloaded by clicking HERE.