The twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine has put McLaren Automotive in the spotlight as it grabbed the ‘3-liter to 4-liter’ category in the 2014 Engine of the Year Awards. This achievement marks the second consecutive year for McLaren in bagging this award after being named the winner of the award in 2013.
The M838T engine was designed and developed by the collaboration of McLaren and engine builder Ricardo. The engine continues to impress as significant changes has been made to produce 650PS and 678Nm of torque for the McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider. With such power, zerotohundred takes only 3.0 seconds without compromising the fuel efficiency or emissions. The engine still returns 11.7 l/100km and produces only 275g of CO2 per kilometre.
“It is a real honour to collect this award for the second year in a row, and is credit to all at McLaren Automotive for the hard work and dedication to the continued progress and development that McLaren is famous for. The M838T engine has been extremely successful since it was first introduced, and redefined the benchmark in terms of performance, refinement, weight and efficiency,” said Richard Farquhar, Head of Powertrain from McLaren Automotive.
The International Engine of the Year Awards were presented at Engine Expo 2014, and voted by an independent panel of leading automotive journalists from around the world.