McLaren 2025 plan adds 18 cars, more hybrids

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McLaren 2025 Product Plan

The entire range will have hybrid powerplants within seven years, and they would allow for 30 minutes of electric driving around a race track.

McLaren already has a robust lineup of sports cars, convertibles, and grand tourers that appeal to a wide range of customers but look for the lineup to grow even larger in the next seven years. According to the company's new product plan through 2025, McLaren plans to introduce 18 new models and derivatives. The business also intends to get serious about electrification by using hybrid powertrains in its entire range by 2025 and aims to use a battery system that allows for 30 minutes of electric range for track driving.

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These new McLaren models will also pack more advanced technology. For example, the firm will evaluate new augmented driving features, and buyers will be able to order a system for tracking their vehicle's location. Over-the-air software updates will make sure that this tech stays on the cutting edge.

The only new model that McLaren is willing to tease at the moment is its upcoming successor to the P1. Earlier reports indicate that it's under development with the codename BP23 Hyper-GT, but the final version gets a real name. The info indicates that the three-seater coupe has a projected top speed of 243 mph – slightly faster than the 242 mph McLaren F1. The firm only plans to build 106 of them, and there are already customers claiming all of the reservations for the $2.5 million hypercar. Production allegedly begins in late 2019.

With so many new models on the way, McLaren believes that deliveries could grow around 75 percent to 6,000 vehicles a year. The company is also looking to expand into new markets by evaluating entering Russia, India, and Central/Eastern Europe. Like today, all of these sports cars will come from the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England.