Jenvey Dynamics, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of fuel injection throttle body and induction systems, has just announced a brand-new product that promises to revolutionise the aftermarket classic and retro automotive markets.
Completely designed and manufactured in-house by Jenvey, the new Heritage Throttle Body has been developed with Aston Martin specialist GTC Engineering and boasts all the plus points associated with Individual Throttle Bodies (ITBs), yet manages to marry these with the subtle, understated looks of a period carburetor – ensuring that it won’t look out of place in the engine bays of classic and retro vehicles.
The advantages of modern, electronic fuel injected intake systems are simply too hard (and too numerous) to ignore, with some of the key facets being a reliable, unbroken flow of air, extremely accurate control via advanced standalone ECUs, easy starting in all seasons, and of course, more power and economy. The sole downside on a classic installation, up until now, has always been the aesthetic – something that the Jenvey Heritage Throttle Body solves with its retrospective exterior design and exquisite engineering.
Jenvey’s attention to detail is evident in every key area of the Heritage Throttle Body’s design, with the completely hidden fuel injectors and throttle pot both being perfect examples. These are joined by a selection of air horns, the numerous sizes available allowing customers to spec the version that best suits their requirements.
The level of finish displayed by the Heritage throttle body is a direct result of the intensive development period needed to bring it to market, one which saw Jenvey collaborate with GTC Engineering, one of the UK’s leading Aston Martin specialists. This relationship saw the throttle body extensively road and dyno tested on GTC’s DB5, with the resulting data ploughed right back into the project.
The end result is a throttle body that looks perfectly at home when slung over the side of the Aston’s iconic straight-six, yet still manages to function in a manner until now reserved for more modern induction setups. It’s been proven to provide notable increases in power across the rev range, and sounds simply amazing. You don’t have to have an Aston to benefit from this exciting new product, of course – the Heritage Throttle Body is an entirely homogenous replacement for traditional twin-carb setups that will fit any vehicle currently running any DCOE carburetor model.
Jenvey leads the market with its innovative designs, always striving to push the boundaries of induction systems, so is the new Heritage Throttle body not something of a sideways step for the respected firm? “While superior to carburetors in every quantifiable way, many individuals have been put off throttle bodies due to an unwillingness to compromise the overall aesthetic of their treasured classic” says Jenvey’s Managing Director, Mike Jenvey. “With the increase in the classics market and its demand for the benefits of an electronic fuel injected intake system, we have addressed the visual element with our Heritage Throttle Body design”.
Jenvey has made sure to offer the Heritage Throttle Body in four of the sizes most commonly used by classic car owners; 40, 42, 45 and 48mm. The Heritage Throttle Body can be mounted on most types of manifold, with pairs of two for those more performance-orientated applications that require a greater amount of fuel and air mixture to function correctly.
The Heritage Throttle Body will be officially unveiled at the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in November, and Jenvey expects there to be significant interest around this potentially groundbreaking product.
Pre-orders are being taken now and the Heritage Throttle Bodies will be available for delivery from January 2017.
Guide prices are (excluding VAT)
· Base unit £240 each including built in fuel rail (£480 a pair)
· Injectors £74 each
· Throttle pot £100 each
· 4 cylinder set up around £876 (including Injectors and throttle pots)