Ricardo and Weichai to collaborate on engine design

Ricardo has won an engine design contract from China’s Weichai Power

Weichai manufacturers engines for the commercial vehicle, off-highway, marine and power generation markets.

Under the contract, Ricardo will collaborate with Weichai on a pre-concept study for the new family of engines with configurations ranging from in-line 6-cylinder to V16 variants.

The new engine is targeted at achieving internationally competitive levels of performance and fuel economy, durability and cost of ownership.