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McLaren Confirms New Hybrid V8 For Future High-Performance Supercars

11 May 2023

McLaren, the British luxury sports car manufacturer, has confirmed that it will be introducing a new hybrid V8 engine for its future high-performance supercars. The announcement comes as part of the company's wider plans to move towards electrification and reduce its carbon emissions.

The new hybrid V8 engine

The new hybrid V8 engine

The new hybrid V8 engine is being developed in-house by McLaren and will be the company's first hybrid powertrain. The engine is expected to be more powerful and more efficient than McLaren's existing V8 engines, which are already known for their impressive performance.

McLaren has not revealed many details about the new hybrid V8 engine, but it has said that it will be a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 making 740 hp and 590 Nm of torque, with  7-speed sequential gearbox and a shorter final drive ratio. The engine is expected to produce a combination of power and torque that will enable McLaren's future supercars to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under 3 seconds.

McLaren has also confirmed that the new hybrid powertrain will be part of a wider electrification strategy for the company. By 2025, McLaren plans to have 50% of its models equipped with hybrid powertrains, with the remaining models being fully electric.

More exciting and engaging driving experiences

More exciting and engaging driving experiences

The move towards electrification is not just about reducing carbon emissions for McLaren. It is also about improving the driving experience for customers. The instant torque and linear power delivery of electric motors make them well-suited to the performance-focused ethos of McLaren, and the company believes that hybrid and electric powertrains will enable it to deliver even more exciting and engaging driving experiences.

The announcement of the new hybrid V8 engine comes as McLaren continues to face tough competition in the high-performance supercar market. Rivals such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche are also developing hybrid and electric supercars, and McLaren will need to continue to innovate and push the boundaries if it is to remain competitive.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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