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.”