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Turbocharging at Lotus Cars: How Design and Engineering work together

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Turbocharging at Lotus Cars: How Design and Engineering work together

  1. 1. Interview with an expert:Turbocharging at Lotus Cars: How Design and Engineeringwork togetherDr. James Turner, Chief Engineer at Lotus Engineering explains their rolewithin the automotive industry. A specialty of Lotus engineering isdownsizing and lightweight design of premium racing cars.IQPC: What is your company’s role in the automotive industry?Lotus Engineering is an engineering consultancy business that focuses on four coreengineering competencies: lightweight architectures, efficient performance, electrical and electronic integration and driving dynamics. We can tackle projects within each individual area or combine them to give us an unmatched ability to deliver anything from a component or system to a complete powertrain solution or whole vehicle programme. IQPC: In a growing and developing market like the automotive industry, how is your company setting itself apart? We have a proven track record taken from almost sixty years of experience in motor racing, producing our own cars and working for hundreds of clients in theautomotive industry and beyond. Engineering excellence, innovation and design flairis instilled into everything we do, from powertrain and chassis design, drivingdynamics, electrical and electronic integration, through to production and finalmanufacture. -1-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- IQPC GmbH | Friedrichstr. 94 | D-10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 (0) 30 2091 3330 | f: +49 (0) 30 2091 3263 | e: eq@iqpc.de | w: www.iqpc.de Visit IQPC for a portfolio of topic-related events, congresses, seminars and conferences: www.iqpc.de
  2. 2. Lotus APX; Courtesy of Lotus GroupLotus Engineering can focus on the design and development of a single component,or employ the full capability of our engineering specialisms to take concepts throughto the final completion of your product. Only we can do this, because we are theonly engineering consultancy that designs and manufactures our own cars and eachis proof of our quest for perfection.IQPC: With regards to the downsizing and turbocharging technology, a lackof technology and experience are often named as the key challenges. Doyou agree? How can these factors be improved?How are you contributing to overcoming these challenges?We are actively involved in research projects investigating high levels of downsizing– up to 60% reduction in swept volume in the case of Ultraboost.Downsizing has been a specialization for Lotus since it launched the original EspritTurbo over 30 years ago, and has been followed ever since by the company. -2-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- IQPC GmbH | Friedrichstr. 94 | D-10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 (0) 30 2091 3330 | f: +49 (0) 30 2091 3263 | e: eq@iqpc.de | w: www.iqpc.de Visit IQPC for a portfolio of topic-related events, congresses, seminars and conferences: www.iqpc.de
  3. 3. Ultraboost Project 1 Want to know more about advanced turbocharging? Check out our Download Centre, where you will find more articles, white papers and interviews regarding this topic: http://bit.ly/turbocharging -3-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- IQPC GmbH | Friedrichstr. 94 | D-10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 (0) 30 2091 3330 | f: +49 (0) 30 2091 3263 | e: eq@iqpc.de | w: www.iqpc.de Visit IQPC for a portfolio of topic-related events, congresses, seminars and conferences: www.iqpc.de

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