McLaren does not exclude the emergence of a 4-seater model

McLaren does not exclude the emergence of a 4-seater model

March 9, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Such a car is not part of the company’s plan for the release of 18 new models by 2025.

The future of the British brand McLaren may well include a four-seater model. The company’s CEO, Mike Flevitt, spoke about this in an interview with Autocar reporters. “It is possible the emergence of a model with a landing formula of 2 + 2, which will belong to the class of Gran Turismo.” We are talking about sports cars, where you can travel long distances – note editorial.

Unfortunately, the four-seat McLaren is unlikely to appear in the coming years, as Mr. Flevitt admits that this model is not part of the company’s plan to release 18 new models by the middle of the next decade.

 One of the problems of such a car will be in the layout of the model, since the company currently places the power units in the middle of their models. That is why installing two extra seats is a difficult task.

 “A sports car cannot have a huge wheelbase,” Flevitt told Autocar. However, the use of McLaren electrified and gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains can provide the company with more space for “games” inside the passenger compartments of its cars. The fact is that more compact electric motors do not need massive gas tanks and other bulky assemblies and units.

  While we would like McLaren to ever introduce a full-fledged four-seater, we, of course, are not going to hold our breath, waiting for the appearance of this car. As mentioned above, this is unlikely to happen until 2025.

Not so long ago, we wrote that the designer from McLaren was involved in the creation of the Dendrobium hypercar.