McLaren Automotive will lead a £ 28 million project (half of which is funded by the UK government) to develop new combustion technology to increase engine power while Reducing their CO2 emissions.
Among the partners of McLaren, today is Ricardo. This one is unavoidable. In the engines department of this English specialist, it is true – the current V8 Biturbo McLaren whose technology is intended to be applied on all future engines; The current 3.8-liter V8 must evolve strongly on the next models. On the other hand, with the partner BMW, it is the CO2 hunt that will be topical. That said, the manufacturer will be able to take advantage of the new discoveries resulting from this partnership. The agreement is therefore rather “win – win”.
Already, McLaren is working exclusively with the German manufacturer to develop a supercar that will take over the torch of the mythical McLaren F1. This car should arrive in 2019 and resume the architecture of its predecessor: three seats in front and a central engine. However, the atmospheric V12 should leave room for a V8 of about 750 cehvaux. It will be limited to only 106 copies, and McLaren announces it as the “most exquisite and luxurious McLaren ever produced”. Dont act!