Just after McLaren expressed that they will be building a full-electric concept car, the company has revealed to AutoCar UK that the full-electric model will have performance equaling the track focused 675LT. The concept model is said to be next car to come after the Ultimate Series replacement – P15.
Committed to have at least 50 percent of their model line up to feature hybrid powertrain technology by 2022, McLaren intends to build five test mules initially and have a selection of McLaren owners to sample the car as part of the development process, reported AutoCar. If the rumour holds any truth, the new electric supercar will need to best the 675LT’s 666 hp and 700 Nm of torque. To recap, the 675LT rockets from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, and another 5 seconds to reach 200 km/h, with a top speed of 330 km/h.
The company will also build upon its experience with the hybrid-powered P1 hypercar and involvement in Formula E racing to give the electric road car superior performance and mileage. Besides that, from 2018 onwards, McLaren Applied Technologies will be supplying a new battery pack for Formula E race cars that has double the driving range compared to the existing battery pack. This technology will trickle down to their road cars.
Seems the guys at McLaren have their hands tied down for the next five years with this full-electric supercar, the legendary F1 replacement BP23 and the P1 hypercar replacement P15. Which one you’re most looking forward to?