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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

Toyota details its new Dynamic Force engine

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The Japanese OEM has revealed its all-new powertrain system which is set to be installed in 80% of Toyota vehicles by 2023. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, the technology will feature a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.0-liter hybridized engine unit.

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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 


Detroit Electric's expansion in Asia continues

Detroit Electric’s (DE) first production-spec SP:01 has rolled off the UK assembly line and been delivered to the company’s Chinese distributor, Jowett Motors.

Manufactured at the company’s facility in Leamington Spa, the handover marks DE’s continued expansion and investment in the Asia region.

The SP:01 uses a 210kW electric motor and has been outfitted with 285ps which takes the model from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

Albert Lam, chairman and chief executive of DE, says, “We are extremely proud to team up with Jowett Motors, a company that has an exceptional track record in the establishment and selling of exclusive, high performance sports cars in the Chinese market.”

Lam added that the partnership with Jowett Motors demonstrates the company’s confidence in progressing in the Asian market and around the world.

DE also said the motor’s military grade high density lithium battery is the most energy-dense automotive battery pack in the world, offering 140Wh/kg.

March 8, 2016

8 March 2016


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