They share our passion to inspire the next generation of engineers.
At Panasonic Jaguar Racing, we want to be successful on and off the track and we look forward to driving forward together in this multi-year partnership.” Formula E continues the long-running partnership between GKN and Jaguar, dating back to 1935 when GKN supplied driveline technology to the first SS Jaguar saloon.
GKN’s expertise in rally cars also saw its driveshafts feature in the 2016 WRC-2 championship winning Skoda Fabia R5.
GKN systems helped electric vehicles to class wins at Pikes Peak in 20.
Its electric flywheel was part of Audi’s winning formula with the R18 e-tron Quattro at Le Mans in 2014.
The top 10 finishers in the 2017 Dakar Rally all used GKN driveshaft joints, and it currently supplies the entire grid of the British Touring Car Championship with outbound CV joints.
The focus is on developing electric vehicle powertrains.
Each race day sees all track action including practice, qualifying and racing, taking place in a single day.The announcement of GKN’s official partnership with Panasonic Jaguar Racing continues the theme of excellence in electrified driveline technology. It has three divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy, which operate in the aerospace and automotive markets.Over 58,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries.Manufacturers can design their own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and the rear suspension.Common components across all teams include the carbon fibre chassis and battery to control costs.As a global company serving the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline technologies – for use in the smallest ultra low-cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle demanding the most complex driving dynamics.GKN Driveline is a leading global producer of CVJ Systems, four-wheel drive Systems, Trans Axle Solutions and e Drive Systems and operates in 23 countries at 49 locations employing approximately 28,000 people.Frankfurt, 13 September 2017: GKN has agreed a multi-year partnership with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, which will see the global engineering group provide design, manufacturing and consultancy services to the Formula E team.The official partnership was announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in advance of the 2017/18 FIA Formula E championship that commences in Hong Kong on 2 December, and continues GKN’s longstanding relationship with Jaguar.GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of £9.4 billion in the year to 31 December 2016.GKN Driveline is the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline technology and systems.