By DCB Editorial, Could 10, 2023
McLaren Automotive has introduced a multi-year partnership with engine provider Ricardo to fabricate its next-generation V8 energy unit as a part of a long-term funding deal.
Designed in-house by McLaren’s powertrain group, the brand new high-performance V8 engine will energy the following technology of light-weight, high-performance hybrid supercars as a part of the corporate’s Way forward for Efficiency technique.
The settlement sees a continuation of the long-term relationship between the 2 UK-based corporations with Ricardo constructing each the V6 and V8 engines that can energy McLaren’s current and future high-performance hybrid supercars.
For the reason that introduction of the McLaren’s first sequence manufacturing supercar, the 12C in 2011, Ricardo has produced round 34,000 McLaren powertrains at its purpose-built meeting facility at Shoreham-by-Sea earlier than delivering them round 50 miles away to the McLaren Manufacturing Centre, in Woking, Surrey, the place McLaren designs and hand-builds its supercars.
The settlement ensures Ricardo will provide each hybrid and non-hybrid variants and, along with McLaren, make additional important funding within the high-performance engine manufacturing facility at Shoreham, with over 100 professional manufacturing engineers and technicians devoted to supplying McLaren’s high-performance powertrains.