K Series Engine - Performance And Reliability

The high performing XPOWER K Series engines proved once again, at the start of an important month for British motorsport, their immense capability to deliver both performance and reliability. At the world famous Nurburgring 24 Hours on June 2, K Series powered cars finished in the top 5 places in their class.

The Caterham Superlight was a class winner and commenting on its win, Simon Nearn, managing director, Caterham Cars said: "The K Series 1.8-litre XPOWER engine was convincingly reliable around the world’s most demanding motor racing circuit."

The following day, June 3, four MG ZS’s competed in the British Touring Car Championships at Silverstone. Powered by the K Series V6 power units, the MG’s of Warren Hughes and Anthony Reid won the sprint race and came second in the feature race respectively.

Gordon Poynter, commercial director, Powertrain Ltd, commented: "It was a great weekend for British motorsport and the award-winning K Series engines that are manufactured at Longbridge. The British motorsport industry can look forward to another great weekend at the Le Mans 24 Hour where the MG Lola EX257 races in a few days time."

Published 5 June 2002 Melanie Carter

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