McLaren Will Go All-Hybrid By 2025

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July 23, 2018 | BY AFP

The British marque also has plans to introduce 18 new models and derivatives

It had been proposed a few months ago that the Super Series and Sports Series would become fully hybrid by as soon as 2022, but speaking at this past weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, Flewitt admitted that won't now happen until 2025. And if anyone was expecting a fully self-driving McLaren anytime soon they'd better not hold their breath, as the McLaren chief poured at least a little cold water on that idea.

The company is set to come up with a single hybrid powertrain, but like its ubiquitous 3.8-liter V-8 petrol engine, McLaren will be offering the hybrid in a number of different power outputs. Although it was admitted the new powertrain would be: "designed... to have more differentiation than we have had out of the current package," Flewitt stopped short of confirming the hybrid would be based around a petrol V-6 as most observers expect. There will be different levels of hybrid performance depending on whether a model is designed more for the road or the track. The different levels of performance will be achieved by tweaking the electric part of the system, and not the car's ICE, and batteries are being worked on at the moment that can manage 30 minutes of use on the track.

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