Half of McLaren range going hybrid

McLaren’s chief executive Mike Flewitt has confirmed that within the next ten years, at least half of its models will feature hybrid powertrains.

While recently speaking at the marque’s annual financial results meeting in Woking, Flewitt said “I have said in 10 years I expect half of our cars to be hybrids, but I actually think it will be faster. And I think it could be more than half. Will we put that on all vehicles? If I could get the cost and weight right I absolutely would. Our strategy is to use technology to produce the best driving cars.”

As it stands, McLaren is aiming to reveal one new model or variant every year. The next two variants will sit in the Sports Series range and will consist of a Spider and possibly, a GT-like version.

Most excitingly however, Flewitt confirmed that the firm’s range-topping Ultimate Series will also receive a new vehicle to sit alongside the P1 hybrid hypercar. That new car will sit between the 650S and P1 and will set customers back around 400,000 pounds in the UK. There’s a strong possibility it will also be a plug-in hybrid like the P1.

[Via Auto Express]


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