McLaren to go all hy­brid and re­place P1 by 2025

Senna, BP23 then a true P1 suc­ces­sor – McLaren re­veals seven-year plan

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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

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