Bugatti awards Ricardo further contract for Veyron’s DCT

French car manufacturer Bugatti has placed a further contact with Ricardo for the production of the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system of its Veyron supercar.

The order represents a further two years of production for the DCT unit, which was designed in collaboration with Ricardo and will be manufactured at the Ricardo facility at Leamington, UK.

The seven-speed DCT of the Veyron is the result of a design, development and manufacturing collaboration between Ricardo and Bugatti — a joint endeavour that encompasses both the transmission hardware and its electronic control unit and software.