McLaren’s ambitious plan is behind scheduleMay 4, 2020
From the good news: the final work of the McLaren 765LT will be held as planned. The bad news: other projects under development are behind schedule.
According to McLaren CEO Mike Flevitt, a coronavirus outbreak is likely to discard the implementation of the company’s plans about two years later than planned.
“This pandemic will interrupt our momentum. In 2020, we will do very little. I think that we will need the whole of 2021 to get to where we are now, ”Flewitt admitted, referring to the ambitious Track25 plan worth $ 1.6 billion, under which 18 new models and their will be launched by 2025 different versions. The ultimate goal of the company is to make the entire McLaren lineup hybrid.
Stopping the momentum of McLaren is not easy, and deviating from a given trajectory is quite painful for the company, given its solid sales success last year, but Flewitt emphasized the importance of maintaining a positive attitude.
It is too early for a full assessment of the damage to business plans, but it is likely that Flewitt will have to make some difficult decisions in the coming months and mainly set priorities. Some models may need to be thrown aside to focus on brand-new cars, such as the upcoming next-generation sports series, which currently includes the bestselling McLaren 570S Spider.
Although the McLaren Track25 plan may soon be renamed Track26 or Track27, there is no doubt that the automaker will assess the damage, “heal the wounds” and successfully complete the new plan.
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