Historic Motorsport


Our exhaust coatings and heat shield products are used across a broad range of Historic Motorsport, helping to protect cars and their drivers from the effects of heat since the mid-90's. Our recent involvement has included sponsorship of the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) Road Sports Series through both 2009 and 2010.


Our exhaust system coatings offer historic cars.......

  • A robust fit-and-forget coating eliminating the need for exhaust wrap, protecting components against corrosion whilst continuing to perform race after race.

  • A coating that looks good race after race in many cases matching a specific factory or custom finish. 
  • Significantly lower manifold temperatures - manifold surface temperatures reduce by ~33%.

  • Reduced heat loss from the manifold resulting in lower engine bay temperatures - reductions of >50oC were recorded by one race team (download Case Study).

  • Protection for vulnerable components located close to the exhaust; avoiding heat damage, and increasing component life.

  • Improved engine performance and reliability. Lower air intake temperature leads to increased power, whilst lower enging compartment temperatures reduce the likelihood of fuel evaporation and problems with hot starts.

  • Reduced heat soak through footwells, bulkheads, etc. so drivers are potentially cooler, more comfortable, and more able to concentrate.

  • Rapid cooling of the exhaust when the engine is turned off - the surface temperature of the coating drops quickly when the engine is off, making pit stops faster, easier and safer.

  • A coating that safely replicates asbestos heat barrier coating as used by many formula and sports GT racing cars including AC, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Lola, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Lotus and MG.

ZircoFlex® our flexible ceramic heat shield material

ZircoFlex® is Zircotec's high performance self-install ceramic heatshield material. This material is used throughout motorsport and is increasingly being used by the wider automotive sector. It offers a number of benefits for historic and classic racing cars. More>