Bugatti, the French supercar manufacturer has extended its contract with Ricardo for the production of the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system of its Veyron supercar.
The seven-speed DCT of the Veyron is the result of a design, development and manufacturing collaboration between Ricardo and Bugatti — a joint endeavour that encompasses both the transmission hardware and its electronic control unit and software.
“Ricardo is really pleased to see a further extension of the partnership with Bugatti on the dual clutch transmission of the Veyron, a supercar that represents the ultimate in high quality automotive design, engineering and manufacture,” said Ricardo director of high performance transmission products Mark Barge.
Ricardo plc is a British publicly listed company named after its founder, Sir Harry Ricardo originally incorporated and registered as Engine Patents Ltd in 1915 and since 1919 based at Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussx.
The company has 1.500 employees globally.