McLaren leads powertrain development group

McLaren Automotive will work with partners such as BMW Group to design and develop technology for the next generation of powertrains.

The project will develop new combustion technology that will deliver a higher output per capacity than currently possible. It also aims to further facilitate CO2 reductions while simultaneously increasing engine output.

The technology is destined for application in future McLaren engines.

The project, supported and part-funded by UK Government through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), will also improve the UK’s development and production capabilities of low-CO2 internal combustion engine technology.

Chief executive officer of McLaren Automotive, Mike Flewitt, said, ‘This is an exciting project that plays to the strengths of all partners. We will continue to independently design and build our own engines, and the benefits of this project will help us accelerate the development of our next generation of powertrain, as confirmed in our recently-announced Track22 business plan.’