The first series-production High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) supercar from McLaren Automotive has entered the final stages of its development and test programmes, which includes running on public roads.
The new supercar will be the first McLaren built on a new carbon fibre structure, called McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA). The High-Performance Hybrid powertrain features an all-new V6 internal combustion engine, as well as providing medium-range EV-only drive capability.
The supercar is due to launch in the first half of 2021.
Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive, says: “This is a new kind of McLaren for a new era, an extraordinary drivers’ car that offers blistering performance as well as an all-electric range capable of covering most urban journeys. We see this new McLaren as a true ‘next generation’ supercar and cannot wait to show it to customers.”
He adds: “Our expertise in lightweight composites and carbon fibre manufacturing, combined with our experience in cutting-edge battery technologies and high-performance hybrid propulsion systems, makes us ideally placed to deliver uncompromised levels of electrified high-performance driving that until now have simply been unattainable.”
Designed, developed and produced in the UK, the company says the all-new flexible structure will underpin the next generation of McLaren hybrid supercars coming to market over the coming years.