It is with no less than 45 test vehicles that McLaren has developed its new hybrid-powered supercar scheduled for next year.
Testing was able to begin long before the body was finished, saving the automaker time and making quick adjustments for the brand's next car.
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New carbon architecture
For its hybrid supercar, McLaren has developed a new platform made of carbon fiber and named MCLA. As for the hybrid engine, it will be based on a turbocharged V6 thermal engine block to which the electric engine will be added.
The automaker has yet to say how much power the new powertrain develops, or even the number of electric motors, but the marque has posted a photo on Twitter of the final camouflage version of the car.
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First turns of the wheel for the final version
With this photo, McLaren indicates that its hybrid supercar is nearing the end of development. The official presentation is scheduled for 2021.
Testing with numerous mules has resulted in the development of the various components, most of which are new, as explained by Steve White, chief engineer in charge of new vehicle development at McLaren.
He said in particular: " We have 45 prototypes on the test fleet. These include eleven "mules" that have been disguised to look like other McLaren models, although underneath they have the new powertrain, new chassis and electric architecture, all hidden under the bodywork. . We also drove a modified 600LT with new parts, which allowed us to do some really good tire tests before the rest of the car was ready. "
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