Pewano would like to congratulate Heico Sportiv, once again amongst the VLN Race champions at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife!

This Saturday Heico Sportiv was first to cross the finish line in the “Alternative Fuels” class at the VLN 250 Mile Race around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with the Pewano built D5 engine. Pewano are proud to have delivered the powerful D5 Cross Country engine to Heico Sportiv.

Pewano originally built the D5 engine for our Cross Country rally challenges and we were exited over the opportunity to see how the D5 Cross Country spec, engine would stand in the competition with the other VLN Race contenders. With the result speaking for itself we at Pewano are confident enough to state that we also deliver environmentally friendly endurance race engines.


Pewano wish you all a happy summer - and we promise to be back after the holidays!


Pewano’s D5 RR race engine, originally developed for Cross Country challenges like the Dakar Rally, has now made its way to the world famous Nürburgring.

Heico Sportiv of Germany has in collaboration with Pewano and Volvo, adapted the race engine from our PEWANO XC60 RR to their VOLVO V40. Heico Sportiv will compete in the VLN Endurance Championship as well as the 24h of the Nurburgring. In these historical proving grounds, competition from both car factories and private teams are present. VLN Endurance represents one of the oldest German motor-racing series and stands for mass sports on the highest level.

The 2400cc D5 RR engine derives from the standard D5 engine, but has been specially designed and customized for racing conditions by the Pewano Team. It has undergone a lot of mechanical modifications together with a completely new engine management system. The race engine has been thoroughly tested over an extended period, both in advanced dyno facilities and in the field. The high torque and low fuel consumption has made our engine very suitable also for endurance racing.

We are proud to have Heico as a customer and to deliver our powerful D5 RR race engines for their new car. The engine will be fueled by Biodiesel, making it a powerplant for environmentally friendly racing.