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McLaren to release P1 successor in 18-car product offensive

Track25 plan will see every supercar electrified by 2025

McLaren has announced plans to launch a successor to its P1 hypercar along with 17 other new models by 2025 - and they will all be powered by advanced hybrid systems. 

The million-pound P1 launched in 2013 to critical acclaim, with Evo lauding it as “madly, wickedly fast”. Only 375 examples of the hypercar were produced, however, followed by a run of just 40 track-only P1 GTRs. 

But the Surrey-based carmaker’s automative chief, Mike Flewitt, revealed yesterday that a new version is in the works, as part of new £1.2bn investment plan dubbed Track25, reports Autocar

Speaking at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in Chichester, West Sussex, Flewitt said that the next-generation P1 “was never going to be a halfway house model for us” - suggesting it will enter at the top of the company’s hypercar line-up.

“It will be the ultimate expression of McLaren’s technology and performance prowess,” Flewitt added.

Asked whether the new P1 might be the company’s first all-electric car, he said: “I’m sceptical that electric vehicle technology will be where it needs to be by then.”

According to Auto Express, the planned 18-car product offensive is also tipped to include a three-seater BP23 grand tourer

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