McLaren Says No to Honda Engines

Earlier this week we were reporting that McLaren might turn to Honda engines for their upcoming entry-level Porsche 911 competitor. As expected, this weird rumor was denied by the British company, who said that the McLaren-Honda Formula One cooperation won’t affect the road car division.
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Speaking to Autocar, a McLaren spokesperson that asked to remain anonymous said that “there is no anticipated impact on the road car division as a result of the Honda deal”. Though no details about the new P13 have been revealed, it’s believed that the entry-level sportscar will be powered by a detuned version of the twin-turbo V8 engine fitted in the MP4-12C.

As we already told you last week, Honda will return to Formula One as an engine supplied for McLaren. For the next season, F1 will shift from V8 mills to turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 powerplants as part of FIA’s plans to reduce costs and fuel consumption.

Story via Autocar
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