The Castings business unit of the technology enterprise Rheinmetall has won an order from a renowned English sportscar manufacturer. The two companies are jointly developing new, high-efficiency engine blocks for the automaker’s complete line of V8 engines. Featuring an hp output bordering on four digits, these engines are also extremely efficient in everyday operation. In the runup to the order, Rheinmetall had already developed and produced the casting technology for the prototypes. It has now received the go-ahead for full-scale production. Production begins at the end of 2024. Rheinmetall’s plant in Neckarsulm will take care of casting and the cylinder liner coating, with final processing of the engine blocks due to take place in Langenhagen. Assembly of the engine blocks will thus be performed by a single company, assuring problem-free subsequent processing by the OEM. The newly ordered engine blocks will be produced using the sand-casting method. This is an innovative new casting procedure developed at Neckarsulm for producing highly integrated cast parts that combine maximum geometric freedom with optimized weight. This casting method also meets the steadily increasing requirements of automakers for temperature resilience and component stability when comes to materials, resulting in maximum efficiency. With factories in Germany and China, the Castings business unit is a leading producer of lightweight aluminium parts. Its product portfolio encompasses engine blocks, cylinder heads, structural parts, transmission and chassis elements as well as e-mobility components.