Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 successor, the T.50, is edging closer and closer to production. As such, the company is continuing to test the car’s Cosworth-designed 4.0-liter naturally aspirated V-12 for power and durability. Listening to its rev to its 12,100-rpm redline over and over again does not get boring.
Murray’s team released a video on Wednesday showing the Cosworth-designed 12-cylinder simulating a lap of Circuit de la Sarthe, the French race track where the 24 Hours of Le Mans happens each year. Using an engine dyno, the engineering team is able to spin the engine accordingly based on the track’s layout, simulating downshifts for corners and flat-out top-gear running for long straightaways. We’re even given a map to understand where on the track the car would be based on which gear it’s in and how many rpm the engine is spinning. For the full story and video, check out this article from Road & Track.