Here’s a Sneak Peek of McLaren’s Upcoming Hybrid Supercar
It has been announced that British carmaker McLaren Automotive will be introducing a new entry-level hybrid supercar. And it looks like we’re getting a sneak peek of what appears to be a test mule of the hybrid Sports Series model.
The car’s prototype was spotted decked with a production bodyshell for the first time. Even with the camouflage, it’s obvious that its styling likens that of Woking’s recently launched GT. The difference is that this McLaren prototype has shorter overhangs and lowered suspension, which show that there is a greater emphasis on the car’s all-around performance.
There are also other details that are quite visible on the prototype model. It has a gaping front air intake and a fairly large rear diffuser. Sitting behind the mesh grille are new elliptical brake lights. However, it’s still not confirmed if these will make it to production. There are also centrally positioned exhaust exits, which are similar to that of the Super Series flagship, the 720S.
This test mule sighting comes after McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt gave statements suggesting that they’re ramping up the development of the electrified model. Last year, he told Autocar that McLaren already has experience in hybrid systems after their P1, P1 GTR, and Speedtail. According to Flewitt, they have been aiming to make the car economical and thrilling to drive.
Based on reports, the new hybrid supercar model will have an electrified powertrain that combines twin-turbocharged petrol V6 with an electric motor that has an undisclosed capacity. Details about its performance still have to be confirmed, but it’s said to be capable of going 20 miles on electricity alone.
The car, which is known as a replacement in the Sports Series, is expected to be equipped with a charging port. This makes it more of a plug-in hybrid instead of the recuperative hybrid system used in the P1. Petrol and electric power go through the rear wheels only.
Last year, Flewitt told Autocar that he aims to launch the hybrid at the same weight range as the car it succeeds. Although it’s impossible to cancel out the extra weight of a hybrid system, Flewitt still believes they can minimize it. McLaren has done a huge effort to manage the weight of the car.
Flewitt himself has driven a prototype of the hybrid car and thinks that it’s compelling. He said that they wouldn’t be launching the model if it isn’t at par with their standards. This hybrid supercar is expected to be released later this year.
More in Uncategorized
Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoenix sold their NYC Loft that they Bought Together for This Eye-Dropping Price
Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck had sold their New York City condo, which they initially bought together before they had a...April 28, 2020
3 Must do’s if You Are Planning on Grocery Shopping Amid the Outbreak
Grocery shopping isn’t safe anymore and has been listed as an activity that has gone from being normal to something with...April 24, 2020
London is On Lockdown—But It’s Still a Great Place for Carspotting
Like any major city center in the world, London has always been known as a luxury car and fancy hypercar hotspot....April 23, 2020
Actor Tony Hale Loves Inviting Guests Over to His Homey ‘Sit-by-the-Fire’ Abode
Arrested Development actor Tony Hale and his wife, Martel, love inviting friends over to their cozy home in Los Angeles. The...April 17, 2020
Drake Takes Us Inside The Jaw-Dropping Manor He Built in His Hometown Toronto
From starting as a teenage TV actor in Canada to becoming a chart-topping global music star, Canadian rapper Drake started from...April 16, 2020
The Former Home of the Award-winning Novelist Edith Wharton Found a New Owner, and You Won’t Believe What the New Owner Paid for the Estate
Another oceanfront estate is off the market, and you would not believe how historically significant the estate was. The impressive estate...April 16, 2020
Selena Gomez just Bought the House of Her Dreams and People are Going Crazy Over Its Details
News has just surfaced that Selena Gomez just bought the house, which was previously owned by Tom Petty. According to the...April 16, 2020
If you are Feeling to Visit Someplace Exotic after the Pandemic, Here is a List of Islands that are Under the Radar for Tourists
Social distancing and being confined into our homes has left us thinking about the days when we would be able to...April 13, 2020
COVID 19: Germany Experimenting on Its Population by Offering them Shelters
These last few weeks’ governments all over the world are asking people to stay inside their homes till they devise out...April 13, 2020