High Performance & Motorsport

High Performance & Motorsport

Since 2003, Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC) has worked with some of the world’s most famous high-performance car manufacturers and motorsport teams to support their strategic challenges. Calling upon our world-class in-house engineering and manufacturing expertise, we bring a unique perspective that understands precisely the challenges of extreme performance, low-volume manufacturing, and intense product cycles. We specialize in helping clients analyse, redesign, and refine product development processes and organizations to extract their maximum potential. We are equally well placed to support the development of fully bespoke product and business strategies, leveraging the experience and best practices gained from delivering hundreds of strategy projects for major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers across the automotive sector.

RSC profile

  • In-Depth Industry Know-How
    • Experience from >1000 consulting projects since foundation in 2002
    • Consultants with long-standing experience at top management consultancies and leading industrial companies
  • Operations Improvement
    • Experience with large-scale transformation programs
    • Strong expertise in both strategy development and operations improvement
  • Thought Leadership
    • Thought leadership in key technology areas together with Ricardo Engineering
    • Focus on projects in forward thinking areas like CO2-reduction, lightweight, connectivity, e-mobility, global strategies, etc.
  • Unique Combination of Competences
    • Unique combination of industry, technology, and management consulting competences
    • Strong link of strategic analysis and technical in-depth knowledge
  • Global Consulting Approach
    • Approximately 60 experienced consultants based in all major automotive markets worldwide (Germany, USA, Great Britain, China, Japan, India)
    • Global and flexible assignments of consultants across all regions

Selected examples of our project experience

  • Redesigned the product development process for a high-performance automotive manufacturer with a focus on delivering high levels of technical risk to time/cost
  • Supported a leading global passenger car manufacturer with launch activities and customer service process setup for a new super car
  • Integrated programme management within a leading F1 team’s engineering function to specify and help develop a first generation KERS
  • Redefined the product development process for a leading F1 engine supplier, focusing on organizational integration and data-driven decision making
  • Supported a luxury car OEM with development of an organizational model for its vehicle individualisation/ performance unit