McLaren cars to be 100% HYBRID by 2025 with 18 NEW models

Joanna Estrada
July 15, 2018

The move will help McLaren lift production by about 75% over existing levels to about 6,000 cars per year by the middle of the next decade.

The British supercar manufacturer has confirmed that it will launch 18 new models and derivatives by 2025.

McLaren is committed to ensuring that its sportscar and supercar range will be hybrid within seven years. Taking the company to its fifteenth anniversary, Track25 is an evolution of the Track22 plan that was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016 and the updated plan now includes significant new milestones.

Exactly what cars will be included is unclear at this stage.

The astonishing model release plan will also contain a true successor for the super-fast P1 hypercar.

The original P1 may have been a hybrid, but it was no Prius.

Lanzante's previous enhanced P1, the P1 LM, retained the 986bhp-producing turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 and electric powertrain of the P1 GTR racer.

The new McLaren hybrids won't just augment gasoline power with electricity, though.

One thing the Track25 plan does not include is any mention of an SUV along the lines of a Porsche Cayenne, Lamborghini Urus or Ferrari's upcoming mystery auto, according to McLaren's sales and marketing executive director Jolyon Nash. A further 5.7 kg has been saved by not fitting any carpets, and of course, such unnecessary luxuries as air-con, satellite navigation and a sound system are also all absent.

McLaren is also planning a fully electric sports vehicle which it says will have to incorporate a fast charging system for its battery system along with a 300km range.

Following an ethos most famously espoused by Colin Chapman, McLaren will also focus on low weight as the best way to improve their cars, a process already started by the new McLaren Composites Technology Centre, a focussed centre soon to open which will lead to 57 per cent (by value) of auto content United Kingdom sourced.

It's not the only technological push, mind. There'll be "enhanced cyber protection" too, reflecting the growing fears industry-wide about the safety of cars that are perpetually online. The MCTC will enable the development and manufacture of the Monocell and Monocage carbon fibre chassis used in future McLaren models.

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