McLaren wins International Engine of the Year Award

McLaren Automotive's 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine has claimed victory at the 2013 International Engine of the Year awards.

The lightweight unit won in the 3 to 4 litre category, making it the first new winner of the accolade for five years. The M838T engine, designed and developed in collaboration with Ricardo, is fitted to the 12C and 12C Spider sports cars and was recently upgraded to produce 625PS at 7,500rpm and 600Nm of torque between 3,000rpm and 7,000rpm. On cellecting the award, Mark Vinnels, programme director for new vehicle projects at McLaren, said: "It is a real honour to collect this award, and is credit to all at McLaren Automotive for the hard work and dedication to the 12C project. "We set ourselves ambitious targets with the M838T engine driven to produce a no compromise unit that was powerful yet refined, compact, lightweight, responsive and efficient."