About Modena Engines USA

Modena Shifter Engines


At Modena Engines USA, we don’t just import and distribute Modena racing engines – we build and tune them into a powerhouse performance package. Our engines have been at the top of shifter kart racing in the United States for five years, and in that time we have developed and engineered the Modena engine to outperform in the US market.

At the helm of the Modena Engines USA outfit is Phil Davis, CPI Racing Principal and expert engine builder. Davis has worked with the Modena package for five years, and his engines have garnered two Championship titles in the KZ shifter class.


At Modena Engines design is the frontier of the global market. Whether we’re designing new solutions for mechanical components or devising an innovative engine, we need to need to focus on human needs before anything else in the creative process. When pursuing an absolute result on which to base the design process, factors like sustainability, flexibility of use, low environmental impact, and reliability must be taken into account, as much as quality of performance.

Equipped with a machine tool department including latest-generation numerical control tools and a research and development team made up of designers and 3D modellers, MODENA ENGINES has succeeded in its ambitious attempt to combine today’s technology with the manual experience of Modena’s automotive tradition. With this rare balance, Modena Engines began building innovative engines for use in the various sectors of competitive karting.