Report: All-Electric McLaren P1 Successor in the Works
Track-focused “LT” sub-brand in development as well.
You can never really accuse McLaren Automotive of resting on its laurels. The supercar maker revealed an extensive six-year business plan to Auto Express at the 2016 Geneva auto show, giving us a glimpse at the future of the McLaren supercar.
McLaren calls its current future product plan the "Track22," a plan eventually leading to 15 new cars and the launch of a new product line by 2022. Following this product track, McLaren plans to launch a new "LT" sub-brand, focusing on track-ready models like the current 675LT supercar.
Following in the footsteps of the successful P1 hypercar, the British automaker looks to expand its "Ultimate Series," with work already underway on a fully-electric hypercar placed above the 675LT. (The P1, by contrast, was a gas-electric hybrid.) Along these lines, Auto Express reports McLaren will use hybrid technology in nearly half of its future lineup. While new powertrains will emerge, the longstanding M838T 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine will remain the linchpin of these plans.
Unlike competitors Aston Martin, Porsche, and Ferrari, McLaren has no immediate plans for a 2+2 grand touring model (the recently revealed 570GT is a two-seater.) "You look at other 2+2s and there are compromises. We looked at it and talked about it but it never really fitted in what we wanted out of this car," Andy Palmer, director of McLaren's Sport Series told Auto Express. "It wasn't what our customers wanted. It would have meant producing a GT stretched by another foot making the proportions awkward."
Look for more details on the McLaren lineup in the near future.