Torque Developments International Press Releases
Have you ever wanted to learn more about how to improve your car’s performance, but don’t have the time to dedicate to studying motorsport engineering for three years? Torque Developments now has the answer in the form of a new educational initiative called the Academy for Motorsport Sciences (AMS.)
Run in collaboration with the Rainham based Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME,) each AMS course is designed to teach the fundamental sciences which support motorsport engineering related subjects.
As of January 2012, the Academy of Motorsport Sciences is able to offer students separate short courses covering the key areas of vehicle Powertrain Dynamics, Chassis Dynamics, Aero Dynamics and Electronic Systems.
The Academy’s classroom activities are held at the impressive Centre for Mechanical and Engineering facility at Rainham, Essex, while the course’s practical activities are held at the advanced Rototest chassis dynamometer facility at Torque Developments International facility in Thurrock.
Designed as a mixture of classroom based theoretical and workshop based practical activity, the Academy of Motorsport Sciences’ courses are designed to appeal to a wide audience. This includes motorsport and tuning sector industry professionals seeking to refresh or advance their knowledge, motorsport engineering educational tutors and students, motor industry technicians and car performance enthusiasts seeking to expand their skill set.
The Academy’s instructors benefit from a thorough knowledge of the subject, with the ability to communicate the key points simply and clearly. In combination with small class participation numbers this means that Academy students gain the maximum value from each course.
All students attending the Academy of Motorsport Sciences’ courses will receive a course certificate that’s recognised by the Institute of the Motor Industry. IMI members will get credits towards their Continuous Professional Development objectives.
Each Academy of Motorsport Science course is priced individually and lasts for up to two days. Aside from the expert tuition and first class facilities, the course fee includes refreshments throughout the day, lunch at the CEME (where used) and the IMI recognised course completion certificate.
The Academy of Motorsport Sciences will initially run courses on a monthly basis, but frequency will be tailored to demand. The next Engine Management Systems course is being held on 7th/8th February 2012 then subsequently on the first Wednesday/Thursday of every month.
Prices for Academy of Motorsport Science classes start at just £495.00 plus VAT. Please note, course fees are tax deductable and VAT can be reclaimed for qualifying businesses.
Please freephone Torque Developments using 0800 107 3250 (+44 01708 866609 for overseas enquiries,) to reserve your place on the next available course session. For more information please click on:- http://tinyurl.com/6uv5ugu
Torque Developments is proud and delighted to have been appointed as Technical Partner to MSVR – the racing arm of UK circuit owner Motorsport Vision – with key responsibilities for MSVR’s Trackday Trophy and Team Trophy for the forthcoming 2012 season.
Torque Development’s role as MSVR Technical Partner entails engine performance validation and race regulation compliance, which requires the firm to independently measure each race car’s power output prior to the opening rounds of the 2012 season at its Thurrock headquarters.
In addition Torque Developments will continue to verify power outputs trackside using its advanced, portable Rototest VPA-R hub dyno, which boasts 4wd capability and measures up to 1500 bhp at the hubs. Torque Developments dyno test to corrected industry standards and with complete accuracy.
MSVR’s Trackday Trophy limits competitor’s cars to a maximum performance of 175 bhp per ton, meanwhile the Team Trophy’s grids are split across four classes, ranging from 125-200 bhp per ton.
Commenting on the announcement, Torque Development’s Mark Catchpole said ‘This is a prestigious role for us to undertake and we’re delighted that MSVR has chosen Torque Developments to oversee the power outputs for both the Trackday Trophy and the Team Trophy. The two championships depend on equality of performance on strictly policed power to weight ratios and MSVR clearly has confidence in Torque Development’s advanced dyno facilities, in-house expertise and impartiaility.’
To discover more about the MSVR Trackday Trophy please click on: www.trackdaytrophy.co.uk , for more information about MSVR’s Team Trophy open: www.msvracing.co.uk/cars/club-msv-team-trophy.aspx
As used on the forthcoming Civic Type R MUGEN, Torque Developments International Plc is pleased to announce that leading Japanese tuning house MUGEN has launched a set of ‘Assist Meter’ gauges for the European FN2 model of the Honda Civic Type R.
Designed to accurately monitor water temperature, oil temperature and oil pressure parameters, the MUGEN Assist Meter gauges easily convey the information to the driver using conventional style analogue readouts.
However, advanced MUGEN electronics technology has enabled the Assist Meters to offer considerably more user information than ordinary gauges. That’s because thanks to a supplied multifunction control box, the MUGEN Assist Meters offer users the ability to:-
- Preset their own warning light levels
- Record and playback readings
- Easily view maximum readings with ‘Peak’ button and illuminated ‘Peak’ lights
Developed and tested by MUGEN’s Japanese engineers to OEM standards of performance and durability, the new MUGEN Honda Civic Type R FN2 Assist Meters are designed to use a special MUGEN gauge hood to ensure, neat and simple installation and maximum visibility for the driver.
Supplied complete with electronic control box, sensors, wiring loom and hood, the MUGEN FN2 Assist Meters are available now from principal MUGEN stockist Torque Developments International Plc, costing £1306.24 including VAT @ 17.5%.