Multimatic Creates New Performance Division
Multimatic, which engineers and builds automotive components, is already well known and respected for its supercar production. So much so in fact that the Canadian company has decided to launch a new performance division to focus on its motorsport and performance vehicle programs.
Multimatic Special Vehicle Operations (MSVO) will continue to build the Ford GT, both the road-going versions and the race cars, as well as Mazda’s DPi prototype endurance car and the Mustang GT4 customer racer. It will also oversee low-volume programs, such as the upcoming Aston Martin Valkyrie and Mercedes-AMG One. Multimatic Motorsports, the only Canadian team to take a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – which it did in 2016 with LMGTE Pro class victory with a Ford GT – will continue to operate.
The company will have a separate engineering division, while Larry Holt, currently chief technology officer, will lead MSVO.
“High volume component and systems engineering ultimately requires a different approach to the development of an entire low volume vehicle and so the management of those types of projects has now been split,” Holt explains. “However, as in the past, engineering resource will be shared as it makes no sense to try and duplicate functions like the best predictive methods organization in the industry; simulation will stay with the engineering group and continue to grow in size and capability.”
Based in Markham, Ontario, with a facility in the UK, Multimatic also produces advanced spool valve dampers for high performance cars including the Aston Martin One-77, Mercedes-AMG GT and, of course, the Ford GT, among others.
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