McLaren Will Launch 18 New Cars By 2025, Including P1 Successor

McLaren’s chief of design operations, Mark Roberts, confirmed that the British automaker will expand its range by releasing 18 new cars in the next six years.

Speaking to AutoNews at the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Roberts clarified that they will need to increase their production capacity, which currently sits at 4,500 units per year, before that happens.

“For a small company like McLaren, it’s a big deal and a big challenge. It’s putting a big demand on [the production facility] to step up to demand and build more volume.”

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As challenging as it may be, it’s a necessary step for McLaren if they want to make 18 new cars until 2025. Roberts revealed that one of them is the successor to the P1 plug-in hybrid hypercar, which “is coming up very soon for us on our design schedule, but I can’t tell you when”.

Another product is the electric supercar that the McLaren exec said is currently in the testing and development phase, so “it’s going to be a while before we release it as a production car”.

Since ‘18’ is a very big number for McLaren, even if it will likely include a few limited editions, the brand’s head of design operations was asked if they’re still adamant about not making an SUV.

“I can easily answer that and say ‘no’. We really do deliver on the ultimate driving experience. For us, it means no compromise. An SUV doesn’t allow us to deliver on that. It’s not a no-compromise kind of vehicle.”

Note: McLaren Speedtail pictured

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  • Elmediterraneo

    And what about a 4 seater GT ?

    • Mr. EP9

      Probably not in the cards as of yet.

      • Mark Hawthorne

        Not according to Autocar this week….

  • THAT’S A LOT OF CARS IN SIX YEARS, MORE MODELS THAN FROM THEIR INCEPTION.

  • Bo Hanan

    This is good news but how about new and more engines too.

  • Bash

    We are waiting for the P1 successor for like a decade now?

  • Mark Hawthorne

    It’ll launch all those new cars and the majority of people won’t be able to tell the difference between any of them.

  • Jo Bo

    Who cares? They all look the same anyway.

  • Alex87f

    With how amazing the speedtail looks (and how awesome its motto is), I think they should just quit making cars. Not sure it’ll get much better.

  • Cobrajet

    I am skeptical about it being 18. They will just be multiple variants of a few single models.

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