McLaren held a vendor assembly on Tuesday the place the corporate revealed particulars a couple of P1 successor and potential SUV, Automotive Information (subscription required) has reported, citing two vendor sources.
In response to the sources, the P1 successor will arrive round 2026 with a V-8 hybrid powertrain.
The P1, launched in 2013, includes a comparable powertrain, the place the hybrid element consists of a plug-in hybrid setup with an electrical motor sandwiched between the engine and transmission, plus a giant battery able to delivering pure electrical vary.
Nevertheless, the sources mentioned the successor’s hybrid system shall be 70% lighter, suggesting it might skip the plug-in hybrid expertise in favor of a less complicated setup the place the electrical motor aids the engine however cannot energy the automobile by itself.
One of many sources mentioned horsepower shall be a lot increased than within the P1, whose peak was 903 hp.
Different particulars revealed by the sources embody a brand new carbon-fiber monocoque with built-in seat backs, a brand new dihedral door design, 3D-printed suspension components, and aerodynamic parts leveraging Components 1 designs.
The sources mentioned McLaren additionally confirmed on the identical vendor meet plans for a brand new class of auto arriving in 2028. They mentioned Jamie Corstorphine, McLaren’s director of product technique, teased that the automobile might have 4 doorways and 4 seats. Corstorphine is identical exec who in a 2022 interview mentioned McLaren was exploring an SUV.
The sources additionally mentioned McLaren confirmed plans to completely promote electrified vehicles by 2026, when a hybrid successor to the new 750S supercar can be due. This implies the 750S, which was revealed this week, shall be among the many final McLarens powered solely by an internal-combustion engine. There’ll doubtless be some particular editions plus extra variants of the 750S earlier than the successor’s arrival in 2026.