McLaren Performance Technologies, Inc. has announced that it has been named by GM Racing as the development and manufacturing source for its new VorTech V8 performance cylinder head, and that it will build the component in Ontario. McLaren Performance will work in partnership with GM Racing to fulfill its design intent for the cast-iron performance aftermarket and racing component. “Working in harmony with McLaren Performance provides us with the confidence to effectively and efficiently manage the entire product process from inception to final fulfillment for what will no doubt be the definitive production-based, small-block cylinder head for performance enthusiasts and racers around the world,” according to Jim Spaulding, parts manager, GM Racing. “With our recent addition of manufacturing and machining capability we’ve further positioned McLaren Performance Technologies as a leading source for single source engineering solutions. Our partnership with GM Racing for its new VorTech performance cylinder head demonstrates our capability to truly take product from prototype-to-production,” said Steven Rossi, president and chief executive officer, McLaren Performance Technologies. The new VorTech V8 cylinder head will be developed at the McLaren Engines facilities in Livonia, Michigan according to GM Racing design intent and will be manufactured by McLaren Performance Products in Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada, formerly the site of Dart Performance, acquired by McLaren this year. McLaren Performance Technologies provides full-service design, development, fabrication, manufacturing, testing, validation and certification of automotive powertrains and related components. In addition, it develops and licenses patented traction control technology and has full vehicle development and prototyping capability. McLaren Performance Technologies was first established as the engine development company for Bruce McLaren Motor Racing in 1969.