New 2021 McLaren V6 hybrid supercar confirmed
Previewed right here in these official teaser photos, the brand new automotive – the identify of which continues to be unknown – has additionally been spied within the clutches of McLaren check drivers over the previous few months, with spy pictures making it apparent that the agency’s subsequent supercar will use hybrid energy.
McLaren has now confirmed use of an electrified powertrain, which shall be a big departure from the agency’s present line-up.
All McLaren fashions for the reason that P1 of 2013 have used V8 engines, developed along with specialist Ricardo, and three.8-litre or 4.0-litre in measurement. The brand new ‘Excessive-Efficiency-Hybrid’ McLaren supercar will use a newly developed turbocharged V6 engine, together with a battery and electrical motor, and also will be able to all-electric operating.
The brand new supercar’s design makes use of lots of the identical themes because the McLaren GT, sharing the identical high-mounted, slim LED headlamps, comparable engine intakes and right-angled tail. Even the form of the mannequin’s glasshouse appears acquainted and, beneath the camouflage, the bumper vents seem to share kindred styling.
The subsequent-generation supercar’s bodywork shall be propped up by an all-new carbon-fibre monocoque dubbed McLaren Light-weight Carbon Structure. It replaces the agency’s outdated Monocell platform, which has been a base for McLaren’s manufacturing automobiles for the reason that authentic MP4-12C. With the arrival of this platform, McLaren will retire its Sports activities Sequence line-up, too.
McLaren’s Automotive boss, Mike Flewitt, described the brand new chassis as “each bit as revolutionary because the MonoCell we launched with the 12C, once we first launched into making manufacturing automobiles a decade in the past.”
He added: “This new, ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre chassis boasts larger structural integrity and better ranges of high quality than ever earlier than. Our superior experience in light-weight composites processes and manufacturing, mixed with our expertise in cutting-edge battery know-how and high-performance hybrid propulsion techniques, imply that we’re ideally positioned to ship to prospects ranges of electrified high-performance motoring that till now have merely been unattainable.”
The push in direction of hybrid drive kinds a part of McLaren’s £1.2 billion Monitor 25 marketing strategy, which can see 18 new petrol-hybrid powered McLarens launched by 2025. The corporate says it’s at the moment evaluating a brand new high-power battery pack for a full EV setup that can provide a claimed half-hour of electrical vary round a race monitor.
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