Zytek’s 4 Litre ZG408
We managed to discover that the factory Zytek team was testing at
(a very secure) Snetterton on Wednesday of this week, and Trevor
Foster and Tom Oliver were happy to bring us up to date with an
outline of engine developments at Zytek.
was driving,” says Trevor Foster, “the same chassis
we raced on Saturday. This engine is a 4 litre version of the current
V8, and Tom covered 400 kilometres on Wednesday. The test went exceptionally
well. This is really just the stage 1 development of this engine.”
Development Manager (Engines), Tom Oliver, emphasised that “the
test went extraordinarily well.” Privately, Tom Oliver was
a very happy man.
that Tom Chilton was very excited at the power delivery of this
race programme for the balance of the 2005 season for the Zytek
04S chassis, Trevor Foster explained that “we’re still
working on the full backing to do Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca.
The main target this year is to win the LMES, to gain a guaranteed
entry to Le Mans next year.”
to imagine this team (winners at Spa of course) not gaining an entry
to the 24 Hours in 2006 – which leads to some interesting
thoughts regarding chassis developments …
stunning performance at Mid-Ohio earlier this year, all at Zytek
must be desperate to show off their current package again in the
ALMS. And for next year, they’ll have a race-ready, 4 litre
engine to complement the existing chassis.