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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.

Ford Ranger returns to the USA with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine


Fitted with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine taken from the Focus RS, the 2019 Ford Ranger marks the OEM’s return to America’s mid-size truck segment. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, Ford promises torque comparable to a V6 and the efficiency of a four-cylinder.

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The next issue of Engine Technology International will bring you an extended HCCI technology feature, but will this innovative powertrain development ever jump from concept to mainstream production?


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Shift Test Technician

BP Technology Centre, Pangbourne

Salary: Competitive salary


A great opportunity to join our Product Performance and Testing team for Castrol based in Pangbourne. You'll be an integral member of the Operations team working a 24-7 shift pattern in support of the ongoing projects within Product Performance that are associated with:

  • Product development
  • Product performance demonstration
  • Providing the engineering information which facilitates the differentiation of our products

You'll be accountable for:

  • Operating, maintaining and where experience allows, installing unique engine test systems.
  • Supporting engine test programs through engine build, disassembly, problem solving and fault diagnosis.
  • Working closely with the engineering team to support of a variety of technical projects.
  • Assist in maintaining the high skill and knowledge level within team through individual training, training of others and sharing of information.
  • Contributing to test results analysis and reporting.

You may be required to assist with the operation and maintenance of additional vehicle, transmission and rig tests.

*Essential Education:

  • NVQ Level 3 in an automotive discipline or equivalent plus relevant competence and experience.

*Essential experience and job requirements
You'll need to:

  • Be a specialist in engine testing or an automotive technician, working in a technical role with an emphasis on operations.
  • Have a working knowledge of automotive engine and transmission design and function.
  • Have the ability to work autonomously, managing multiple tasks, understanding priorities and ensure timely execution of required tasks
  • Be able to work a 24/7 shift pattern

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