Although the McLaren P1 was presented not long ago, in 2012, the super sports car with V8 engine and twin-turbo seems to have a successor, which would be presented in 2023 and would change the gasoline by electricity.
The boys from Woking are still studying propulsion systems all-electric to be able to implement them in future models of the brand, in part due to its simplicity in development and in the lower center of gravity with respect to the combustion engines.
The strategy change the models completely is not new, since McLaren introduced last year, the plan Track 22, which is to launch 15 new models in just 6 years, as well as half of its range will be hybrid by 2022.
“In terms of engineering, electric cars are precious.” – emphasized Mark Vinnels, Director of Executive development programs at McLaren.
Even so, McLaren is not alone in the battle for the supercars of the future; brands such as Ferrari, Porsche or the newcomers Tesla and Nio want to take a piece of the pie of the supercars fully electric.
The future of supercars happens by converting them to hybrids, as you can see in the Porsche 918, the Ferrari LaFerrari or the McLaren P1, or the electric, as we were able to verify with the NextEV Nio EP9, which marked the fastest lap on the circuit the German Nordschleife.
Without going any further, the next generation of supercars with V12 engine of the Ferrari will be hybrid, and Porsche has already announced the Panamera S E-Hybrid, with 671 HP, in addition to the Mission And coupe with 600 HP, produced entirely by electric motors.
“The battery manufacturers are working to improve the energy density of their products, while what you want are batteries with better power density,” said Mark Vinnels. “Some promote the autonomy, others the performance, and the more power density you have, the greater problems you are to cool the batteries”.
in Addition, the department of Applied Technologies McLaren is supplying batteries for new generation of Formula E. These batteries offer greater autonomy, which allows teams to not have to change cars in the middle of the race as it was until now.
Source – Coach