Ricardo to build McLaren’s next-gen hybrid V8 engine
McLaren has announced that its next-generation high-performance hybrid V8 engines will be manufactured by its long-standing partner Ricardo.
McLaren has been sourcing engines from the UK-based powertrain manufacturer since 2011. The MP4-12C was the first to use a Ricardo-made 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Over the years, the company has built around 34,000 engines for the brand.
According to a recent report, McLaren is working on a Formula 1-inspired hypercar, which will use an in-house developed hybrid V8 engine. It is said that the new hybrid system is 70% lighter compared to the current technology.
McLaren also offers an all-new hybrid V6 powertrain in the Artura. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 churns out 577 hp and 431 lb-ft of torque. It is coupled with an electric motor that adds 97 hp and 166 lb-ft for a combined output of 671 hp and 593 lb-ft.