McLaren Automotive chief financial officer Richard Molyneux told PistonHeads that buyers are progressive and will want the new 650S model (pictured below), and that has forced production of the MP4-12C (above) to be put on the back-burner.
"There's an element of customers wanting the newest and best," Molyneux is quoted as saying.
The report claims buyers will still be able to order the MP4-12C, but McLaren appears to want to prove that it can change its ways quicker than some more established companies that hold on to their models for up to 10 years - the Lamborghini Gallardo, for example.
"The 650S is partly a reaction to that, and our partly down to our own learning," said Molyneux. "There's no point learning lessons like the big OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] and then waiting six years to put them on a new model."
Both McLaren 650S variants are expected on sale later in 2014, with pricing likely to start below $500,000.