Collaborative R&D Competitions

McLaren – SpeedV

Bringing the German giants’ engineering to the UK

Through this project, BMW will transfer skills and development experience of engine systems to McLaren Automotive. It will establish the engineering function of BMW in the UK. Since receiving funding, BMW and McLaren have come together again to collaborate in another APC-funded project to develop high-power lithium storage devices.

High power advanced engines

Project Highlights

  • Development of high-power, modular combustion engine
  • Technology will be implemented in a new generation of advanced engines for high-performance vehicles
  • Results in significant CO₂ reduction in high-performance cars
  • Total project value £23.4 million, with £14 million funded through the APC

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