Essex Turbo were involved in the production and development of Motorsport turbo’s for many years and with the companies origins dating back to the early 1980’s. The owner Mick Ireland had his first taste of the turbo industry when he worked for a sub-contractor of Brian Hart engines who were supplying the engine package for the turbocharged Toleman Hart Formula One cars in the 1980’s.
With the knowledge and experience gained from working in this prestigious arena Mick started production on uprated components for the Motorsport industry and in particular the group ‘B’ RS200 & RS500’s which were a dominant force in the race and rally cross scene of the 1980’s.
Following this period Mick formed M.I.E Turbo with the purpose to service purely Motorsport turbo’s. This opened the door to many interesting and rewarding projects including Garrett’s R & D machining as well as Ford Motorsport’s ‘Recce’ turbo program for the ‘Works’ Escort Cosworth’s of the time. Whilst the company continued to work with the Escort Cosworth it recognised a shift in the tide and started to turn its attention towards the fast developing Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution range.
It was here that the company had its biggest success to date with the in-house design and manufacture of its ball bearing conversion for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo cars. The unit was in production from 2000 and went from strength to strength with hundreds of units being sold worldwide to many of the world’s top privateer teams. It became a recognised upgrade for many competitors.
The company had a prestigious worldwide client database and its turbochargers have enjoyed many race wins in every aspect of Motorsport including:
WRC – World Rally Championship
Network Q / RAC Rally
European Rally Championship
Asian GT Car Series
To name a few…
Essex Turbo is no longer involved in the Motorsport market place. We have really enjoyed our time working with Motorsport applications, whether it was a bespoke unit or a tried and tested component. We’d like to thank all our past clients for choosing us. We wish you every success for the future.
24 Month Warranty
All of our replacement turbos come with a 24 month unlimited mileage warranty
24 Hour delivery
Free delivery within 24 hours from purchase to the majority of locations in Mainland UK
Excellent Technical Support both pre and post sales: we’re here to help you