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GKN showcases high-performance portfolio at MotorSport Expo


It’s that time of year again. GKN is showcasing its latest driveline technologies for motorsport at international motorsport trade fair, Professional MotorSport World Expo in Cologne. From November 15-17, racing teams and other trade visitors from the world of motorsport will have the chance to find out all about the latest trends in race technology.

For GKN, this includes the presentation not only of new products such as sideshafts and propshafts for racing, but also development and production processes like the concept of additive manufacturing for low volumes. Moreover, the cooperation with Jaguar Racing is particularly relevant here, with Formula E gaining increasing popularity.

As a specialist in high-performance driveline components such as propshafts, sideshafts, joints and associated components, GKN supports racing teams in all motorsport disciplines – from rallying to Formula 1. Across its activities, GKN Motorsport is able to draw on the wide-ranging expertise of the overall GKN Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of driveline components for production vehicles.

The company boasts a comprehensive product line-up for motorsport including: Hollow shafts made from extremely lightweight materials and with plunging joints; smooth-running CV plunging joints; state-of-the-art tripod joint technologies; optimised titanium wheel hubs; and steel propshafts with high-performance universal joints and high-speed CV joints.

Another highlight is this year’s GKN show stand. The graphic design is particularly effective, depicting the brand’s long tradition in motorsport just as attractively as the latest technical developments. This is perfectly complemented by the hands-on eye- catcher – the Kremer Porsche K3, which presents the modern technology of a Porsche 997 GT3 Cup in a bodyshell that is powerfully evocative of the 935 Le Mans winner from the 1970s – the optimum symbiosis of tradition and future.

GKN is the world’s leading supplier of components and systems for drive technology. Its pre- eminent market position is based on many years of technological experience. GKN Service International supplies original GKN parts for replacement needs around the globe. GKN offers a highly comprehensive range of car sideshafts, propshafts, joint kits, boot kits and also other vehicle parts under the brand names Spidan and Löbro through wholesalers and auto factors.