Report – McLaren could deliver electric hypercar in the near future image

The British sports car maker is on a roll these days with the planned expansion of models going better than expected – and its Track22 six-year business plan has even revealed parts of the future strategy.

While form there we have been tipped that half of its future lineup may be hybrid, more interestingly, the next Ultimate Series car – which is McLaren speak for the hypercar to succeed the current P1 – could be fully powered by batteries. In the near future, the McLaren range will have the base Sports Series including the 540C, 570S and 570GT, followed by the Super Series models such as the 650S and 675LT and a single entry in the Ultimate Series as the follow-up to the plug-in hybrid P1. “For us, the vehicle, when it comes to pure EV, has to be as exciting to drive as a P1 or a 675LT. So what we need to work on is how we deliver an EV that is that exciting, that engaging, that compelling,” commented Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer of McLaren Automotive during the Geneva motor show.

So far we only know the automaker is planning a concept car to dwell on the idea – but the timing of the introduction of the prototype is most likely still years away. McLaren for now only hints it will be towards the end of the Track22 business plan – and the company also tips that if the electric concept is unsatisfactory it will stick to the plug-in hybrid powertrain – of course in a more powerful depiction than the current P1.

Via Motor Authority