McLaren will introduce a new hybrid supercarDecember 5, 2019
The British novelty will be able to accelerate to a speed of 100 km / h in just 2.3 seconds. The car will receive an all-wheel drive system and an electric motor, which will be installed in the front.
McLaren first announced plans to create hybrid powertrains for its supercars back in 2013, introducing the P1 hypercar. Over the years, we have heard the team of brand engineers have repeatedly stated that the technology they developed is not quite ready for use in an all-electric model. Apparently, nothing is still 100% ready, because Jamie Korstorfine, director of global marketing for the automaker, announced earlier this year that an electric car with such a system would be too heavy. Pictured is a McLaren Elva hypercar.
Although the new McLaren supercar with zero emissions will not appear in the near future, the company is preparing a whole fleet of hybrid models.
McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt announced that next spring will feature the next-generation platform on which all of the company’s hybrid models will be built. The first model of the company’s new model range will be presented before the end of 2020 and will appear on the market in early 2021. Over the next 3-4 years, the company plans to electrify all of its cars. It is reported that the plug-in hybrid powerplant will be about the same for different models and will be able to offer up to 32 kilometers in electric mode.
One of the new models on the agenda will be a supercar (obviously!), Which accelerates to a speed of 100 km / h in just 2.3 seconds, which will make it three tenths of a second faster than the aforementioned P1 hypercar. It will use an internal combustion engine that drives the rear axle, and an electric engine that drives the front wheels.
Mr Flewitt said that the powertrain components that are connected to electricity will add an extra 29.4 kg compared to current McLaren models, which should not be a big problem, given the extra power.
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