McLaren was recognized for the second year running in the 3–4 litre category of the prestigious International Engine of the Year Awards, for its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine – designed and developed in collaboration with Ricardo.
“On behalf of Ricardo I would like to express my warmest congratulations to McLaren on the second year in a row that its 3.8-litre V8 engine has been awarded the title Engine of the Year in the three to four litre category,” commented Ricardo director of McLaren programmes Jason March. “This is an exceptional engine that powers the fantastic 650S luxury supercars.”
In addition to the collaboration on design and development, the McLaren V8 is assembled at a state-of-the-art engine production facility at Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Centre. The facility provides a near clean-room production environment in which each and every process is carried out according to strict, best-in-class quality principles and within a comprehensive ‘no faults forward’ culture. Due to the success of the collaboration on the V8 engine, it was announced late last year that this facility is to be expanded to allow assembly of up to 5000 engines per year.
“We are proud to have helped McLaren in designing and developing this double award-winning engine, and also in assembling it at our high performance assembly facility,” continued March. “The McLaren V8 is an exceptional engine that, I believe, defines the future of the supercar segment, with its extremely fuel-efficient and refined power delivery.”
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