McLaren Automotive will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2025. To mark this occasion, the company has announced an ambitious plan dubbed, the ‘Track25’ roadmap on the sidelines of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. McLaren will launch 18 new models within the next seven years including a P1 successor. It is said that McLaren’s entire range of supercars and sports cars will be hybrid by this time.
The McLaren P1 was the company’s first Ultimate Series car. While the recently launched Senna and the upcoming BP23 Hyper GT are also part of the Ultimate Series, they are not direct replacements of the P1.
“[A next-generation P1] was never going to be a halfway house model for us,” Mike Flewitt, McLaren CEO said. “It will be the ultimate expression of McLaren’s technology and performance prowess.” Flewitt added that the new car will be “as shocking or surprising as the P1 was”, and that it “would take performance to another level and be the best driver’s car on track and on road”.
One of the three powertrain options under consideration for the P1 successor is an all-electric one. McLaren has already ran a prototype electric vehicle for evaluation. While there is no word on its progress, the company also announced the development of a lighter, superfast-charging, high-power battery system for performance that is expected to have more than 30 minutes of electric range around a race track. While we expect the P1 successor to be an all-electric car, there is a good chance it could be a hybrid.
The Track25 roadmap also includes addition of enhanced cyber protection, improved vehicle tracking and over-the-air software updates for cars.
The launch of 18 new vehicles will help McLaren reach its production goal of 6000 cars per year by the year 2025. Unlike Ferrari or Lamborghini, McLaren doesn’t plan to include an SUV or saloon to its line-up. The rising demand worldwide also requires the company to add new retailers. Currently, McLaren is evaluating its entry into new markets such as Russia, India and Central/Eastern Europe.