The British based automaker McLaren has recently confirmed an official successor of the brand new P1, which should hit the market over the next 10 years.

The paint isn’t even dry on the McLaren P1, the company’s first hybrid vehicle, and the carmaker is already thinking about its replacement. According to the car manufacturer, a successor of the McLaren P1 will hit the market over the following 10 years. The announcement has been made by the company’s sales and marketing boss Greg Levine.

“The only way a car like the P1 works is by being exclusive and having a short product cycle. After that, you have to step back from the market for a few years. These sort of launches can only happen every ten years or so”, as Levine said.

As a quick reminder, the McLaren P1 has been officially unveiled a couple of months ago, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The model is rivaling the Ferrari LaFerrari and the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder. Only 375 units of the P1 will be produced and each one will cost 1,025,545 EUR. The P1 is powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, the same one from the MP-412C and 12C Syder, backed up by a 179 HP (132 kW) and 260 Nm of torque (192 lb-ft) electric motor. The total output stands at 916 HP (674 kW) and 900 Nm of torque (663 lb-ft), enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in less than 3 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

Source: Autocar


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