COMPONENTS
09/10/2003
K2000 Wins at Thruxton
Engine Developments Work Pays Off
  
K2000 Wins at Thruxton

Engine Developments’ K2000 engine made a fantastic competition debut at the weekend when it finished 9th overall and 1st in class in its first race, the 2 hour Thruxton round of the European Endurance Racing Club series.

The engine was fitted in a factory entered MG ZR driven by Mark Roberts and Don Kettleborough, and came home 3 laps in front of the class opposition. Even before the mainly Honda powered opposition ran into problems the ZR was showing them a clean pair of heels, and a higher overall position was easily on the cards had a precautionary ‘splash and dash’ fuel stop not been made 15 minutes before the end of the race.

The K2000 engine, in 220bhp form for this event, ran faultlessly throughout and impressed both drivers with its performance, in particular the amazing spread of torque and resultant excellent driveability compared to the 1,8 engines that they normally use. With a rev limit of 7000rpm, the team had to find the longest gearing they could to cope with the extra power of K2000 and the long straights at Thruxton, and a top speed of over 140mph was the result!

This is obviously a fantastic debut result for the engine, which proves that the K2000 engine is a winner. We are now manufacturing the first batch of engines for sale to customers, and we will be contacting those who have expressed an interest in the engine shortly.


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