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McLaren details the 4.0-liter V8 Senna

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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

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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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SHOW NEWS: Thermal barriers for battery systems

HKO Heat Protection Group will be showcasing its specially developed fire barriers for high-voltage battery systems at Engine Expo 2017. The company states that its products are up to 12 times lighter than standard electrical insulation.

Beside the well-known high-temperature insulation for exhaust systems or textile heatshields for engine bays, HKO Heat Protection Group has developed fire barriers for high voltage battery packs. These customized solutions protect against fire caused by thermal runaway in lithium-ion batteries.

Due its outstanding electrical resistance value, the fire retardant multilayer constructions of HKO Heat Protection Group protect against electrical shock while normal operation as well.

Compared to standard electrical insulation material multilayer constructions are, depending on the material combination, 6 to 12 times lighter at 6mm thickness. This new technology meets the specific protection targets perfectly.

HKO Heat Protection Group is a leading pioneering company in the field of thermal insulation and fire protective solutions since more than four decades.

HKO will be at Engine Expo 2017, displaying on stand number 3406.

16 June 2017


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