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McLaren P1 Replacement Confirmed! To be a Plug-in Hybrid with All-wheel drive

The McLaren P1 replacement will be an all-wheel drive hybrid hypercar.

When McLaren launched the P1 hybrid supercar back in 2013, it was the brand’s halo car. It is still regarded as one of the greatest hypercars. However, it’s now due for a replacement.

McLaren boss Mike Flewitt has confirmed to Car and Driver that the P1’s successor will be officially announced in spring of 2020. The car will be unveiled before the end of the next year and will go on sale in early 2021.

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Fortunately for us, Flewitt has also revealed some technical details of the new hypercar. According to the McLaren boss, the P1 replacement will be based on a next-generation platform. The car will feature a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive with an electric motor on the front axle.

Flewitt has also said that the entire McLaren line up will be hybridized in the next 3-4 years. The company’s high end cars are likely to stick to the twin-turbo V8 engine. However, other models will get a new V6 engine.

Source: Car and Driver

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