Single Cylinder Research Engines

Single cylinder combustion research supports the development of new combustion and engine design without the investment in multi-cylinder prototype hardware for the benefit of faster and lower cost validation of new concepts. 

This range of products and services can be delivered in many ways. We can carry out research at our engineering centres for clients or provide our research engines with full support and training packages.

Lotus is a leading expert in combustion and Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) and we develop and apply that knowledge using unique single cylinder engines that facilitate cutting edge research.

The Lotus Active Valve Train enables fast, flexible and low cost research into new combustion and valve train design and has benefitted numerous major vehicle manufacturers as well as research institutions globally.

Our single cylinder combustion research systems include: