"We have experience of hybrid systems with cars like the P1, P1 GTR and Speedtail, and that recipe of offering a car that can be both truly economical and thrilling to drive remains our goal," McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said.
“McLaren is all about building the best driver’s cars, and we see opportunities with hybrid [powertrains] in terms of the instant torque and filling the gaps in the power band.”
Above: McLaren Speedtail
While he stopped short of providing firm details, Autocar is reporting the McLaren sports car would be powered by a V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain with a potential electric-only driving range of around 32km.
Flewitt added McLaren viewed hybridisation as the stepping stone to full electrification of its line up ahead of the UK’s slated total ban on petrol-, diesel-, and hybrid cars by 2035. A full electric McLaren is on the table, but it’s at least a decade away.