The McLaren 720S introduction marks the start of a new age at McLaren, with the British supercar maker also reportedly planning to develop and market a pure electric sports car.
The reports are also claiming the company will bring to life this electric sports car in the near future – in 2019 at the earliest – and new rumors already speak of tremendous performance capabilities, akin to the 675LT. According to the rumor mill, the electric sports car should be included in the brand’s flagship Ultimate Series of model, next to the P1. The scheduling is a bit murky, but it seems the new electric sports car will be slotted after the introduction of the P15 and BP23, both of which are expected to reach us next year.
“We have started work on a pure EV to sit in the Ultimate Series… We need to make an EV that’s as exciting as a 675LT,” commented the company back in 2016. “An electric McLaren would need to manage 30 minutes on track with a 30-minute break before heading back out again.” The technology will be developed starting from the hybrid P1 hypercar, with McLaren’s involvement in supplying Formula E powertrains providing great input in this department. With the 675LT’s 666 horsepower (496 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet of torque, we could see the electric top out near 700 hp to make up for the added battery weight.