The British manufacturer has unveiled two first images in camouflage gear of its future “high-performance” hybrid supercar, which began the final phase of development with road tests.
New hull, new engine
In recent years, McLaren has released new models and limited series on the line, with varying degrees of success. However, the brand of supercars is initiating a gradual transformation of its range, which will become more and more electrified before the final abandonment of thermal engines in 2030. The McLaren P1 had already opened the way in 2013 with a first hybridization (based on V8 then), until the Speedtail (1070 cumulative horses) unveiled last year.
After making all the sauces of its twin-turbo V8, McLaren will induct a new hybrid V6 engine, no doubt turbocharged, into this future model. This specification is specially adapted to the new lightweight carbon fiber structure, called McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) which has been optimized for high performance hybrid powertrains and the latest generation driving technologies to contain weight.