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Motorsport

Creating cutting-edge racing technology is our day job. Boosting champions is our passion.

 

Professional Motorsport Technology

Motorsport is where our innovators challenge the norm, push the boundaries of what’s possible, and reimagine the future – win after win

As we continue to lead the advancements in automotive technology, Garrett Motorsport Turbochargers are put through their paces on the racetrack – as well as the test laboratory and the road – so when they land in your paddock, they are ready for peak performance.

Garrett Motorsport Engineer assembling a turbocharger

Garrett Motorsport Is In Our DNA

From the world’s most famous racetracks, rally courses, mountain curves and everywhere in between, our most state-of-the-art technologies are forged in the crucible of top level racing to deliver the highest quality products. Motorsport is our real-world laboratory at Garrett, one we have used for decades.

For 23 consecutive years and counting, Garrett has supported every winning team at the world’s most famous endurance race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans – with industry leading technology and engineering expertise, continually evolving the strategy and enhancing products to meet the ever-rising challenges drivers face. These challenges exist for every race event – Formula 1®, Formula 2®, FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Rally Championship, Super Formula, Super GT, and more. . . and Garrett Motorsport continues to innovate at every turn.

In Motorsport, we know there is no luxury of time; timelines are measured in hours, days, and weeks, rather than weeks, months, and years as is standard in vehicle development. Technology must be developed at warp speed – from season to season, and even race to race.

©24 Hours of Le Mans, AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE L’OUEST

Key Technical Competencies

Rapid development of high-tech boosting products per customer requirements

  • Bespoke Motorsport-Specific Turbochargers: tailored to each OE customer’s needs for unique racing engine programs
  • Fuel Cell Compressors: One and two stage mixed flow compressor stage custom developments with oil-less bearing technology to eliminate FC stack fouling
  • Electric Turbos: custom developed, efficiency-optimized turbos combined with high-speed electric machines for max transient (performance) and energy recuperation (fuel efficiency)

Product Features: 

  • High temperature turbine stages (Mar-M-247 / HK30)
  • High efficiency dual row ball bearing cartridges
  • Mirror image turbochargers
  • BespokeCustom for every application
  • High Performance High flowing, high efficiency aerodynamics
  • Light weight Thin-walled housings and exotic material elections

How We Support Motorsport Customers

  • Dedicated Motorsport Development Engineers
    • Independent from other Garrett businesses
    • Authority and responsibility to run our business
  • Vertically integrated to meet unique needs of Motorsport
    • Dedicated Motorsport engineering group
    • Dedicated and independent sales and operations
    • Utilization of Motorsport specific, rapid response supply base
  • Long term commitment to Motorsport
    • Highly valued by our OE clients
  • Garrett Motorsport Group is here to take you racing! 
Garrett Motorsport laboratory for assembling turbochargers

First In Technology | First On The Track

  • 2022 Garrett TR30R ULW (ultra light weight) introduced for endurance racing applications
  • 2021 Garrett introduces titanium water-cooled center housings for the TR25R, TR30R, and TR35R platforms
  • 2020 Garrett debuts the TR25R Gen2 and TR35R Gen2 turbochargers with the latest in low-inertia / high-flow turbine technology, and comprehensive refinements
  • 2018 Garrett debuts the TR30R Gen3 with the latest in low-inertia / high-flow turbine technology, and comprehensive refinements
  • 2016 Garrett TR25R ULW (ultra light weight) introduced for use in WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 2014 New Formula 1 turbo hybrid era begins with turbochargers that incorporate an MGU-H (motor/generator unit – heat) coupled to the shaft
  • 2014 Garrett DualBoost Axial Turbocharger: twin parallel compressors and axial turbine all on one shaft for WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 2014 Garrett TR35R turbocharger debuts for Super GT and Super Formula series in Japan, used by all manufacturers in GT500 Class and Super Formula
  • 2011 Garrett introduces the GTR25R turbocharger for the 1.6L Global Racing Engine formula, which becomes the spec turbo in WRC and WTCC

First On The Track | First In Technology

  • 2021 Garrett begins boosting the LMH Hypercar era, kicked off with the Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 2019 – 2020 Garrett TR35R boosts all Class One car manufacturers in Germany’s DTM series: Audi, BMW, and Aston Martin
  • 2018 Garrett boosts Toyota to their first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the TS050 LMP1
  • 2014 Garrett TR35R turbocharger debuts for Super GT and Super Formula series in Japan, used by all manufacturers in GT500 Class and Super Formula
  • 2011 Garrett introduces the GTR25R turbocharger for the 1.6L Global Racing Engine formula, which becomes the spec turbo in WRC and WTCC
  • 2006 Garrett turbocharged Audi R10 TDI becomes the first turbodiesel powered car to claim victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 2000 Twin Garrett TR30R turbochargers boost the Audi R8 LMP1 car to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
    • Every Le Mans winner since has been boosted by Garrett Motorsport, including Audi, Bentley, Peugeot, Porsche, and Toyota

Championships Supported

 

Product Comparison

Motorsport turbochargers are engineered and hand-built for each OE manufacturer’s program requirements and budget. Garrett engineers match compressor and turbine wheel aero based on engine parameters and pair it with the appropriate bearing system that can support the temperatures and turbo speeds. End housings can be designed for precise packaging and connection geometry requirements. Motorsport turbochargers are ~60% lighter than off-the-shelf production products thanks to thin-wall end housings with optional exotic materials.

Motorsport technology and know-hows flow into series production performance products like G Series and GTX Gen II. Series production performance turbochargers are available for non-OE Motorsport programs and supported globally by the Garrett distributor network. Engineered to support a range of horsepower and engine displacement, and therefore considered universal-fit because of the wide array of options, and end housing combinations available. Garrett is one of few manufacturers to subject series production turbos to OEM qualification tests to ensure safety and reliability.

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Garrett Motorsport turbo compared to a Garrett G45 performance turbo

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