Hybrid McLaren will receive a gasoline V6April 3, 2020
A novelty from the British company will be able to drive exclusively on electric traction for about 30 km.
In the McLaren hierarchy, the sports series is at the bottom with more “mass” cars such as the 540C and 570S. Soon a new model will join their ranks, as engineers from Woking are putting the finishing touches on a hybrid sports car with a plug-in module that will be much more affordable than other electrified cars of the brand. The car has not yet received a name, but Autocar reports that the hybrid model will be equipped with a twin-turbocharged V6 gasoline, coupled with an electric motor.
It is worth noting that all existing models of the company currently use a V8 with a displacement of 3.8 or 4.0 liters, so an electrified sports car will be the first to receive a six-cylinder unit.
Making good use of the knowledge gained from developing the aforementioned P1 and Speedtail, McLaren CEO Mike Flevitt says he is confident that electrification will not only increase productivity, but also reduce emissions. He refused to go into any real details about the new model, but suggested that the extra weight caused by the new equipment was largely offset by other updates.
The new plug-in hybrid model is part of the McLaren Track25 business plan announced at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. £ 1.2 billion (about $ 1.48 billion) is being invested in research and development of 18 new cars or modifications already existing by the end of 2025. Many new cars are already known – the 600LT Spider, Senna GTR, Elva and 765LT.
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