Touring Car Transmissions

Touring Cars

As long as there have been touring cars, there have been people who wanted to race them. So, it’s not surprising that race series based on road-cars are amongst the most popular in the world. Hewland has been a major force in shaping these series as a supplier of one-off bespoke products as well as control components.

Touring car race transmissions are typically transverse six-speed sequential racing gearboxes configured for front-wheel drive cars although some series require front-engine rear-drive configurations. Our designs feature packaging that enable a lower center-of-gravity, and a facility for quick ratio changes.

Hewland has a range of products available off-the-shelf that can be used as-is, or adapted for special applications. A full bespoke design service is also available.

Hewland is proud to remain the sole transmission and semi-auto system supplier to the German DTM and Japanese GT500 series. Our involvement with the DTM since 2000 has been testament to the durability and performance of Hewland products.

Hewland is also involved in the supply of transmissions to NASCAR via a partnership with Mid Valley Engineering in the US.

Case Study: DTM Control Components

Race series organisers are turning to engineering companies like Hewland to provide control components to reduce costs, improve the closeness of racing and in many cases, improve safety; a winning partnership for the future of motorsport.

Gearbox Range
Hewland supplies a range of bespoke and standard transmission solutions across range of application areas for easy integration into competition and road-going vehicles.
Case Study: Controlled Components for Motorsport
Race series organisers are turning to engineering companies like Hewland to provide control components to reduce costs, improve the closeness of racing and in many cases, improve safety; a winning partnership for the future of motorsport.
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FIA Formula 2 2018 - Hewland transmissions
Hewland is the chosen transmission partner for the FIA F2 Championship
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Case Study: Elemental Race-Bred Gearbox
Building a road-legal track day sports car for the 21st century required a gearbox with a performance heritage.
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Case Study: Formula E Transmission Evolution
You could be mistaken for thinking that the ‘E’ in Formula E stands for Evolution instead of Electric given the number of Formula E Transmission changes since the introduction of the series in 2014.
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  • Case Study: Controlled Components for Motorsport
  • FIA Formula 2 2018 - Hewland transmissions
  • Case Study: Elemental Race-Bred Gearbox
  • Case Study: Formula E Transmission Evolution
Off-the-shelf or a bespoke gearbox solution?

Since the 1980s, Hewland has manufactured bespoke transmission solutions for every level of motorsport, and has branched out into new industries including high specification electric transmissions, such as those found in the worlds fastest electric vehicle.