McLaren recently revealed the design of the hybrid supercar the manufacturer is working on, through diagrams filed to register the patents of the model, still in the testing phase.
Road tests have been taking place for several months under a thick visual camouflage, so far preventing to discover the lines of the future electrified English sportswoman.
McLaren is preparing a new hybrid supercar for 2021
A design revealed
After releasing two hybrid hypercars, the P1 in 2013 then the Speedtail in 2019, McLaren is tending to democratize electrification a little more in its range, to make the hybrid accessible to its less fortunate customers. Regarding McLaren, it will still be necessary to provide a six-figure sum to acquire this future car, but these prices remain far from those of the hypercars mentioned above, sold respectively one million and two million euros.
This third McLaren hybrid will not be part of the Ultimate Series, but of the Sport Series, where it will replace the 570S. Unfortunately for the English builder, the sketches provided to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, the patent filing body) have leaked onto the internet, and we can now get an idea of its overall line.
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An appearance in line with previous models
Seeing these designs, one certainly cannot deny the presence of McLaren's DNA in this future model. The front end is a subtle blend of the 570S and the 720S, the latest and greatest in the Sport Series. The latter sported thinner optics than usual, with horizontal daytime running lights, which will be taken up by McLaren's new creation.
The rear is also reminiscent of the 720S, with two central exhausts, fairly thin headlights, and a large diffuser anchored under the rear. The placement of the exhausts is not however similar to the 720S, and for good reason: the engine is not at all the same.
Goodbye the V8, McLaren here chooses the V6, lighter and more compact, to which it will be easier to associate an electric unit. In addition, despite the similarities with its predecessors, this future hybrid supercar will sport the all new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture platform.
McLaren gives us an appointment in the first half of 2021 for the presentation of the model.
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