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Gibson Technology engines have achieved enviable success in both one make formulae and competitive motorsport series. In the early years Gibson ‘Zytek’ engines powered Jean Alesi’s car to the International Formula 3000 title.

In 1996, Gibson ‘Zytek’ was awarded the contract as sole powertrain supplier to International Formula 3000, a contract it held for an unprecedented nine years.

They went on to win the contract in 2005 to supply the A1GP championship with engines and electronics, to power the “World Cup of Motorsport” for three years.

World class

Gibson Technology’s first LMP2 endurance racing engine, the ZG348, has achieved much success, with notable victories in the LMP2 class of the famous 24 hour race.

Its power units have won races on three continents, taking outright victories in America, Europe and Japan. Gibson Technology products have won the LMP2 Le Mans Series championship numerous times using engines, chassis and engine electronics all designed and manufactured by Gibson Technology.

Many LMP2 race teams repeatedly chose Gibson Technology engines for the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and the IMSA Weathertech Series.

In conjunction with Nissan Motorsport, Gibson Technology developed the Nissan VK45DE engine for the LMP2 sportscar class. This partnership proved to be extremely effective in winning the Le Mans 24 Hour LMP2 class in 2011 and 2014, and the European Le Mans Series in 2016, using a Gibson chassis and engine electronics.

From 2017 Gibson Technology was awarded the contract to supply their own designed and developed GK428 4.2l race engine to all LMP2 teams competing in the FIA WEC, ELMS and the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours. In the same year the Gibson engine took victory in LMP2 and an impressive 2nd overall at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The GK428 is also being supplied to LMP2 teams in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports car Championship.

The GL458 is the latest development from Gibson Technology, used exclusively in LMP1/Hypercar category in the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the Le Mans 24 Hour race. The GL458, based on the highly successful GK428 LMP2 engine, designed and manufactured by Gibson Technology, is the most sophisticated engine Gibson has produced to date.  It successfully powered the Rebellion R13 and Dragonspeed LMP1 and is currently competing in the 2021 WEC with Signatech Alpine Racing. The LMP1 contract has been a natural progression for Gibson’s highly motivated engineers to prove their reliability and success at the top level of endurance racing.

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