December 2002 Engine Developments began looking at possible competition
applications for MG Rover engines, and decided that a 2 litre version of the K
series engine could have a number of applications. This started off our program
to develop a high performance 2 litre engine from the existing K series
K2000 program was officially launched at the Autosport International Show at the
NEC in January 2003. The announcement generated much interest (and skepticism)
amongst visitors to the Show, and that interest has continued throughout the
intervening period. Since our launch we have been developing the engine in
various specifications, and have worked closely with Powertrain Ltd. and MG
Sport & Racing, both of whom have been very co-operative and given assistance
September 27th the K2000 engine in 220bhp specification made its race
debut in a 2hr BARC endurance race at Thruxton in a works entered MG ZR. The
engine ran faultlessly, powering the car to 9th place overall and
winning its class. The step up from 1,8 to 2,0 litres meant that the car was
able to fend off the mainly Honda VTEC powered competition that had beaten it in
the past. This was a fantastic achievement in the enginesâ first ever outing,
and confirms that K2000 engine is a winner.
are delighted to announce that we have now started production of a limited
number of engines that are being offered for sale initially to those who
expressed an interest in the engine from the outset. We hope to begin
manufacture of a second batch of engines at some point in the future, but this
will depend on the level of interest in the first limited run.
engines will be built at our Rugby premises using new donor parts from
Powertrain and our own 2 litre conversion parts, so will be completely new
engines. We have no plans at present to offer upgrade kits for sale, though
again this may be considered in future if there is sufficient interest.
aim with this first development of the engine was to produce the highest
performance derivative of the K series engine to date (with the exception of
forced induction versions) without jeopardizing reliability, as this has been a
weakness of many previous high performance versions of the standard 1,8 litre
engine. We therefore wanted to keep the maximum power speed of the engine as low
as possible, and have achieved a fantastic 250bhp with a maximum engine speed of
7500rpm. Maximum torque is 190lbft, a substantial increase over the standard 1.8
litre engine, which means that excellent driveability will also be maintained.
achieve the increase in capacity from 1.8 litres we have increased both the bore
and stroke of the engine, so have therefore designed a new crankshaft, piston
and liner set up. We have also extensively re-worked the cylinder head in terms
of porting and valving to achieve this power output. A new intake and dry sump
system completes the major re-design that we have undertaken.
engine is aimed specifically at competition or track day use. Whereas we
obviously cannot prevent customers from using the engine on the road we will not
be considering any SVA requirements in the design or mapping of the engine.
anticipate engine deliveries to commence in January 2004, so if you would like
to be one of the first customers with one of these exclusive engines please
contact us as soon as possible. We expect a high level of interest, and will
accept orders strictly on a first come first served basis. The sale price quoted
in this document will apply only to this first batch of engines as we cannot
guarantee to hold this price for any future production runs.
Details of the engine specification and our terms and conditions follow in this
Conditions of Sale
sale price of the engine is £12,900 +VAT. This price includes :
K2000 2 litre K series engine complete with:
EDL Aluminium Forged 2 Ring
EDL Steel Cylinder Liners
EDL Ported and Valved Cylinder
EDL Inlet & Exhaust Cam Profiles
EDL Steel Crankshaft
EDL Solid Tappets
High Flow Injectors
Mechanical Cam Belt Tensioner
EDL Lightweight Flywheel
EDL 4 Butterfly Intake System
c/w backplate and air filter
EDL Dry Sump Kit
EURO 1 Engine Management System
Engine Wiring Harness
Engine Warranty (see below for
Full dyno test and pre delivery
Customer Specific Options
expect that customers will have their own specific requirements, and that
engines will be ordered for fitment in different vehicles. We will do everything
we can to accommodate these needs, but cannot guarantee that all requirements
can be met. The engine can be fitted in all existing K series installations
(e.g. Lotus Elise and its derivatives, Caterham, MG ZR, ZS and ZT), but some
chassis modifications may be required in certain cases. Customers should ask our
technical staff for assistance if necessary.
also appreciate that some customers may already have vehicles with programmable
engine management systems that they may want to use. Depending on the
suitability of such systems we may consider re-calibrating them for customer
engines, however there will be additional charges for this work. Customers
should ask our technical staff for assistance if necessary.
Engines can be ordered without the dry sump kit if this is not required. In this
case a reduction of £1,100 in the sale price will be made.
Orders & Payments
will only accept orders in writing, and a non-refundable deposit of £5,000
payable either by cheque, bank draft or wire transfer must accompany these. Bank
details are available on request. We will confirm engine orders and delivery
dates in writing. The balance will be due when the engine is delivered.
can arrange delivery of the engine at extra cost if this is required, or
alternatively we would be happy for you to come and collect your engine from our
engine will require a full rebuild after 3,000 miles of track use. A rebuild
will constitute a full strip down and crack test of all engine components, and
the automatic replacement of pistons and valve springs. Other parts will be
replaced as deemed necessary from our rigorous inspection procedures. All
engines will be dyno tested and inspected after test to our normal high
Routine rebuild costs will be £3,750 labour
plus parts. If for any reason non-routine repair or rebuild work is necessary as
a result of damage caused by mis-use of the engine this will be charged
The stated rebuild interval of 3000 miles is
for racing or competitive track day use, not 3000 miles of road use. For example
we would expect this mileage to consist of approximately 40-50% running at full
load. If actual running was with a lower duty cycle than this the rebuild
interval could be extended accordingly.
Our intention is that the rebuild interval
should be no shorter than the Caterham R500 engine, and our quoted figure is
what we believe to be the minimum that the engine will be capable of. When we
have built up more experience of running the engine to and beyond this figure it
is likely that the rebuild interval will be increased.
offer a limited warranty on all engines, such that if a failure or problem
occurs within the normal rebuild interval of the engine we will rectify this at
no charge, as long as the failure is due to build quality or EDL component
failure. The warranty specifically excludes any failure caused by incorrect
operation of the engine by the customer, such as overheating or over-revving.
All engines will be fitted with tamper proof seals. If any of these seals are
damaged or missing then our warranty will be void.
will also issue an Operating Guidelines information sheet to every customer.
This will give details of the optimum running conditions for the engine and
recommendations for a number of parameters. Our warranty is conditional on these
guidelines being followed. In the event of a failure or problem that we believe
has been caused by not following these guidelines our warranty will be void.
For more information please use the following
Contact Stan Hall or Barry Smith
Phone 01788 541114
Fax 01788 546303
||250bhp @ 7000 rpm
||190lbs ft @ 6000 rpm
|Maximum Engine Speed
|Inlet Valve Lift
|Exhaust Valve Lift
75 kg (dry weight, includes flywheel and
wiring harness but excludes clutch & exhausts)
||EFI Technology Euro 1 *
||EDL 4 Butterfly System
||EDL Steel Billet
||EDL Aluminium Forged 2 Ring
It may be possible to re-calibrate the engine on other systems, subject to
suitability and at extra cost.
Engine Developments Ltd
Engine Developments was founded in the early 70âs by John Judd and Sir Jack
Brabham. John had started work for Jack some 6 years earlier when he was making
and racing the REPCO engines. Jack remains a director of the company to this
day. Engines were built for various formulae, Super Vee, F3, F2 / F3000 (when
the first involvement with Japanese companies began with Honda) and Formula 1.
Throughout the 1980âs the company operated in F1 as engine builders only,
building a strong reputation based on experience with Cosworth DFVâs. In 1988,
however, the company started the manufacture of engines under its own name. A
number of different F1 engines were produced between 1988 and 1997, from the 90
degree V8 CV engine to the latest V10 JV produced for Yamaha, and used by
Tyrrell in 1996 and Arrows in 1997.
1992, EDL developed the F1 3,5 litre GV engine for use in the World Sports
Prototype Championship. This resulted in a 4th place finish for Mazda
at the Le Mans 24 hr race and a number of other strong finishes at other rounds
of the Championship.
also designed and manufactured all the engines for the International F3000
Championship when it became a single engine formula in 1995. These engines are
still in use, having proved their excellent reliability, and will continue to be
used in the International Championship until 2004.
1997, EDL took over the maintenance of the engines for Nissan in the BTCC, and
for 1998 designed a new, more compact, and repackaged engine for use in BTCC and
STW. This engine powered the works Nissan team to Manufacturersâ Championships
in both 1998 and 99 and the Driversâ Championship in 1999.
The company is well known for its design innovation, indeed some
well respected engine designers did not believe that the 1996 JV F1 engine could
possibly be as light as was claimed (<100kg). This low weight was achieved
through creative and innovative design rather than through the use of exotic
materials, and set a trend for F1 engine design that others have now followed.
Since 1998 Engine Developments has produced the most competitive
customer engine available in Sportscar racing, the GV4 V10 engine. This is
derived from the same 3,5 litre F1 engine previously raced in the WSPC in 1992,
but with a capacity increase to 4 litres.
There have been many race wins for the engine since it was
introduced, the most notable of which is the Daytona 24hr race in 2002, which
was won by the Doran Racing team. In the same year the engine powered the French
Team ORECA cars to 5th and 6th places at Le Mans. In 2003
the Racing for Holland car driven by Jan Lammers finished 6th, and
the engine maintained its 100% finishing record for the second successive year.
The GV4 also powered Jan Lammers to the 2002 and 2003 FIA World Sportscar
announcement of the K2000 engine marks the beginning of a new era for the
company, entering the highly competitive market for high performance derivatives
of road going engines. We are sure our success at the highest level of
motorsport will benefit our new customers