Engine design
EDL offers a combination of experience and capability that has been built up over nearly half a century of designing and developing race-winning engines. We have supplied engines to independent teams such as Williams, Brabham and Lotus in Formula 1 and to OEMs such as Honda, Yamaha, Toyota, Mazda and Nissan.

We completed our first engine design in 1985, a V8 2.65 litre turbo for use in the US CART series and the first Engine Developments designed Formula 1 engine followed in 1988. Subsequently we have designed and manufactured many competitive engines for use in F1, Indycar and LeMans and have a reputation for producing innovative & powerful engines, whilst supplying a cost effective service.

Our race bred methodology and comprehensive facilities enable us to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for motorsport or roadcar engine programmes, encompassing:

Engine concept, design and analysis using using the latest Solidworks CAD and FEA software.
Prototype manufacture, using Edgecam 3d Cad/Cam for generating NC tool paths.
Testing of complete engines on dynos or components on test rigs
Engine or component development
Engine production and off site support

Component design
EDL staff have the necessary understanding of materials, heat treatment, manufacturing methods and surface coatings to allow us to design components from a clean sheet of paper or to reverse engineer existing components. We have extensive knowledge of the design, analysis and manufacture of:

Crankshafts
Pistons
Engine valvetrains
Timing gears
Camshafts
Castings

thereby enabling us to offer a race winning proposition to our customers.

We also understand that sometimes our customers need a ‘stop the shop’ approach in order to achieve a very short leadtime for procuring a particular component. Well…we’re used to that as it’s a common requirement in the racing industry. Our in house design and machining capability coupled with our extensive material and heat treatment knowledge allows us to produce some remarkably complex parts in a very short period of time. If we can’t make the part in-house we will be able to source it from our extensive supplier network, managing the process for you.