Vehicle and Powertrain Technology:

Everything under one roof

We offer motor racing customers all over the world the ideal solution to any challenge. AVL RACETECH has an in-depth knowledge of engineering and methodology to develop and build full powertrains and vehicles.

Vehicle technology

Motorsport is a continuous optimization process. This applies to all areas, but particularly to the race car. AVL RACETECH has effective methods, in order to identify a car’s potential for improvement, using complex interaction between components.

Furthermore, our engineers have a unique practical experience, gained in various different high-quality motorsport categories. They know exactly what it takes to win races and championships. In combination with our advanced simulation and analysis tools, they can successfully improve and optimize components, such as dampers and brakes, in our test facilities.

Powertrain technology

AVL RACETECH provides engineering services for all relevant propulsion systems used in motorsport. These include combustion engines with standard and alternative fuels, many hybrid designs, and electrical propulsion systems, including battery-powered electric and hydrogen/fuel cell vehicles. Our offering comprises the entire development process at component and system level – from design and simulation to calibration and testing.

Hydrogen Technology

AVL RACETECH is on the front row of H2 technology in racing. The motorsport department of AVL announced the development of an innovative H2 internal combustion engine prototype. The power unit is a compact, hydrogen-powered 2-liter turbo engine, with intelligent water injection that enables it to achieve a totally new performance level. The prototype is the first racing engine that AVL RACETECH is developing and building in-house. Unlike other H2 internal combustion engines, which are usually operated with a high level of excess air (lean-burn), meaning that they generate comparatively less performance, AVL RACETECH’s new racing engine with only slight lean-burn can generate a performance level of around 150 kW per liter. This puts the hydrogen-powered 2-liter turbo engine in the same range as the close-to-production racing classes of today.