McLaren to go all hybrid and replace P1 by 2025
Senna, BP23 then a true P1 successor – McLaren reveals seven-year plan
McLaren has revealed its plans for the next seven years… and there shall be no slacking in Woking. The strategy is codenamed Track 25 and features a £1.2bn investment, which will fund the delivery of 18 new models between now and 2025, with the range becoming 100 per cent hybrid by the middle of the next decade.
With production of the Senna (the latest in McLaren’s Ultimate Series) currently ramping up and the three-seat BP23 coming soon, a third Ultimate Series vehicle has also been confirmed: a bona fide successor to the P1.
With the Senna pitched as McLaren’s most track-focused offering and the BP23 chasing straight-line speed, McLaren’s Jolyon Nash says the P1 successor will be the “ultimate expression of McLaren’s technical expertise and prowess”. Or, to paraphrase, flippin’ quick. The new plan will help increase McLaren’s annual production figure to 6,000 cars a year, all of which will be hand-assembled in the UK. The brand’s continued mission to “win the new supercar ‘weight race’ by ensuring each of the products is the lightest in its segment” will be helped by the soon-to-open £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield.
It’s a clear statement of intent from a brand that, in the decade since its launch, has delivered products and gained credibility in the supercar and hypercar space that has taken its rivals generations to deliver. CHARLIE TURNER
Remember the P1? Yes, that old thing... stand by for something far mightier