Gibson Technologies is preparing to throw its hat into the mix for possible engine and chassis supplies for the new-for-2017 LMP2 regulations. (En Français)
The British manufacturer, formerly known as Zytek, currently services and maintains Nissan’s VK45DE LMP2 powerplant, while offering the Gibson 015S chassis.
According to operations director John Manchester, Gibson is evaluating placing a bid to become the single engine supplier for the FIA World Endurance Championship, European and Asian Le Mans Series.
“Of course, if it were decided to have a single engine supplier, then we would consider the supply of engines for LMP2,” Manchester told Endurance-Info.
“The cost to produce a new engine would be high. Therefore, we’d give special consideration to the [existing] design and technology used.”
Manchester said they’re also evaluating whether to place a bid to become one of the chassis suppliers under the new regulations, which could be capped to four constructors.
Gibson rolled out with updates to its open-top LMP2 car this year, while plans for its all-new coupe (pictured above) for 2016 have been put on hold due to the pending new regulations.