McLaren has officially nixed the notion of using Honda as an engine supplier for the upcoming P13. Rumors began kicking up earlier in the week that pointed to the two automakers joining forces for the new McLaren 911 Turbo fighter.

While speaking with Autocar, an unnamed source said that at the moment, there's no connection between the deal that will see Honda supply McLaren with Formula One engines and the forthcoming coupe. The source went on to say that Honda won't have any involvement with the P13.

So, what's likely to power the newest addition to the McLaren stable? Good money rests on P13 getting around with a detuned version of the 3.8-liter V8 currently found in the MP4-12C. If that turns out to be the case, buyers can expect to have around 450 horsepower at their command. We can imagine worse ways to travel.


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      Matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      The engines in Honda's own cars are a decade behind tech-wise, why would any other automaker want to use them?
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      Bryan South
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      When is McLaren going to create a sister company that builds mass-market electric cars? That's what I want to know.
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      Andyz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think McLaren understand, as do most enthusiasts that anything other than you own engine or at least one specifically built for you lessons you ability to be called a super car builder. Lotus knows this, as did TVR and even Bristol, Jensen and DeTomaso. How would a Ferrari fair with a German engine, or even Porsche with a VW engine (oh wait they tried that some years back).
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          chanonissan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aaronm_mt, why you calling curguy1701 a troll? you are wrong, when I made mistake, I correct myself when I do, but you, you try everything to make honda look good,you are the troll and very misleading, get it in your head honda did not build any engine for lotus elise.
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        @Andyz
        I don't know, I would love to have a nice 914. If you are referring to the 924, that was an Audi engine. If you are referring to the 356 or 912, those engines had very minimal interchangeability with a VW flat four.
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      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      *Hopes to see high revving naturally aspirated version of Mclaren's 3.8 V8. Much more exciting than just running a lower boost and using less exotic components with a lower redline.
      Kiiks
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just hope to see some McLaren know-how used in the upcoming NSX.
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      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      honda should put this engine in the NSX
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      chanonissan
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      "OMG, chanonissan has shown up. chanonissan, tell everyone here your claims again. The BMW saved Honda from bankruptcy. That Honda and Mclaren never raced in F1, nor won races... LOL, this is getting so damn good." Let deal with this for the last time 1)you ask how bmw save honda from bankruptcy? I have told you and given you proof and numerous occassion, that in 1990's when the USA car market became soft for honda and they lost alot of sales, they had to turn to the european and depended on Rover for diesel. Honda and Rover was partner but Rover was going downhill and needed cash immediately and they were taking honda down with them.Honda financial status was not looking good during that time and I have given you proof already. BMW came and brought rover in 1994, putting money in there, continue to provide honda with diesel. Honda and BMW had an agreement for BMW to provide them with diesel. And updated the rover engine in the 1990s, They stop provided diesel for honda in 2000. These have being proven to you with alot of reliable webpage. 2) That Honda and Mclaren never raced in F1, nor won races? In my article I clearly wrote 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991, I said honda never win any F1, meaning when they return (if you did not know they were absent for 8 years) in 2000 they have not won any race. I have deal with all of this already why you keep on bring these up? what are trying to prove? why you not tell them you are misleading us that honda provide lotus with engine?
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      styxmiko
      • 2 Years Ago
      mclaren and honda??? are you kidding me? That's like saying that Lamborghini is going to put Trabant engines in their cars...LOL!!!!
      Jmaister
      • 2 Years Ago
      What makes one think Mclaren would ever put a Honda engine in their car? Not saying Honda is not capable in anyways or a lower grade.. Dont you think a Mclaren Hyper car will have a Mclaren engine?
        Jmaister
        • 2 Years Ago
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        \"Fatman from Kentucky\" need to think harder. reference - J. Clarkson
      Feurig
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is Honda offering to McLaren then?? It seems to me McLaren is big enough to produce a 911 fighter by itself.
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