For a few months we have known that the next member of the McLaren Super Series family, McLaren BP23 internal name , will be the fastest McLaren in the history of the brand and, in addition, will recover the central driving position of the legendary McLaren F1 and also a hybrid propulsion system in the style of the one that assembles the McLaren P1, which it will replace.
What we just learned now is that, along with this beast, McLaren is also developing a fully electric supercar, as confirmed by McLaren engineering manager Dan Parry-Williams. Of course, it is a long-term project and its launch is not expected for a few years.
” We have an all-electric testing mule and it is partly to discover how we can involve the driver in the experience in an all-electric world.” There is still a long way to reach that goal when it comes to our products, “says Parry. -Williams.
The main obstacle for the company is, of course, the slow progress of battery technologies, which are not yet up to the product they would like to put on the market. Especially because, in order for an electric model to be able to withstand half-hour runs, its autonomy on the highway would have to be very high, reaching figures that are not yet contemplated.
McLaren has promised that half of its range will offer hybrid variants in just four years (by 2022) and, in addition, we know that the spectacular BP23 will be on the street in 2019, although apparently the 106 units that McLaren plans to manufacture are already all sold.