While the McLaren 12C and its immediate successor, the 650S, firmly put the UK automaker back on the map in the world of high-performance supercars, it was the McLaren P1 hypercar that cemented the company’s status as an industry leader in not just performance but also advanced technologies. The P1 is, of course, a plug-in hybrid hypercar built from 2013 to 2015. While PHEVs are nothing unusual today, the tech was quite something seven years ago. A P1 successor is very much happening, a fact McLaren revealed in 2018 when it announced its Track25 plan.
And now McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt has revealed to Autocar that still unnamed successor will debut in 2024, roughly a year before we originally thought. “We haven’t announced the powertrain,” Flewitt said. “Obviously, looking forward, it will either be hybridized or an EV.”