Previous data suggested McLaren might prepare an all-electric successor for the P1, but it seems that a zero-emissions version will slot just below the hypercar in the Ultimate Series range.
The electric drivetrain that will be adopted by the upcoming supercar is said to be under development and will help it sprint from naught to sixty faster than the 675LT, up to a top speed of approximately 200 mph (322 km/h), AutoExpress writes.
“We will not make a P1.5 – we will wait for another step in technology. We have started work on a pure EV to sit in the Ultimate Series“, a company insider said. “An electric McLaren would need to manage 30 minutes on track with a 30-minute break before heading back out again. We won’t see the next P1 before 2023, but there could be another Ultimate Series car before that.“
Part of the brand’s Track22 program, which announced at least 50 percent of McLarens with electrification tech by 2022, the all-electric P1 is expected to show its face before the end of the decade. It will be lighter than the current hybrid hypercar and despite its impressive performance and limited number production, it will carry a sub-£1 million ($1.44 million) price tag.