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Who makes the Gibson engine?

Who makes the Gibson engine?

Gibson Technology
Gibson Technology is an automotive and motorsport company based at Repton, Derbyshire, England. It was founded by Bill Gibson as ‘Zytek Engineering’ in 1981.

What is a Gibson v8?

The GK428 is the current spec engine supplied to all the LMP2 teams competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Le Mans 24 Hours, the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), the IMSA WeatherTech series and the Asian Le Mans Series (AsLMS).

What is a Gibson race car?

Whether it’s modern or classic, Gibson Motorsport has the ability to design, engineer and win races. We’ve designed, built, and raced a range of high-end cars during our time in motorsport. These include classics, a Mclaren 650s GT3, our own the state-of-the-art GH20, and a variety of other Gibson-built prototypes.

What engines do LMP2 cars use?

In conjunction with Nissan Motorsport, Gibson Technology developed the Nissan VK45DE engine for the LMP2 sportscar class. This partnership proved to be extremely effective in winning the Le Mans 24 Hour LMP2 class in 2011 and 2014, and the European Le Mans Series in 2016, using a Gibson chassis and engine electronics.

How much horsepower does a LMP1 have?


Type LMP1-H (Le Mans Prototype – Hybrid)
Engine V6 direct injection twin-turbo
Engine capacity 2.4litre
Power 368kw / 500PS
Fuel Petrol

What engine does rebellion use?

The Rebellion R-One LMP-1 cars will be powered by twin-turbo engines from Advanced Engine Research. Rebellion Racing will use AER P60 V6 GDI twin-turbocharged power units.

Are prototype cars faster than F1?

LMP1 cars are able to accelerate much faster than F1 cars, which means they can comfortably win in a drag race. However, F1 cars are lighter and produce more downforce, making them faster in corners and over a full lap.

Where are Rebellion Racing based?

REBELLION Racing is a successful independent team from Switzerland and one of the most respected teams in the premier class of endurance racing with a great record of achievements.

Who owns United Autosports?

Richard Dean is a former British racing driver and co-owner of United Autosports. Richard is a previous Le Mans 24 Hours race winner, winning the GT2 class in 2006. He is also a multiple race and championship winner in many different formulas, including British GT, and the Oulton Park Gold Cup.

Can any car beat an F1 car?

The fact remains – with Formula One cars getting slower and slower, and road cars ever-quicker, it may not be long before there is a road car that, in perfect conditions, could give an F1 car a run for its money.

What is faster Superbike or F1?

Yes, the F1 car went faster than the S1000RR Superbike and completed four laps around Silverstone Circuit before the bike could complete three. And yes it made it look easy. Still, regardless of whether you’re a bike guy or a car guy, chances are you’ll get a kick out of how it all goes down.

Where is the village of Repton in England?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see Repton (disambiguation). Repton is a village and civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England, located on the edge of the River Trent floodplain, about 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Swadlincote.

Who is the founder of Repton International School?

Repton School in Derbyshire, UK founded in 1557, is now 463 years old. The founder of the school, Sir John Port, was an enlightened and generous benefactor who provided for the establishment of Repton School, through a provision in his will.

What was the population of Repton in 2001?

The population taken at the 2001 Census was 2,707, increasing to 2,867 at the 2011 Census. Repton is close to the county boundary with neighbouring Staffordshire and about 4.5 miles (7 km) northeast of Burton upon Trent .

Who are some famous people from Repton School?

For a list of notable staff and pupils of Repton School, see Repton School. King Æthelbald of Mercia was buried here in 757 AD. Saint Guthlac of Croyland was a monk here in about AD 697. Russell Osman, international footballer, was born here in 1959. Industrialist Walter Somers was born in Repton in 1839.