McLaren Automotive has had such an amazing experience with the P1 hypercar that they seem to be in a bit of a hurry to come up with a successor. In fact, the new McLaren P15 Hypercar is said to be ready for debut later this year, just in time to mess up the market for AMG Project One and Aston Martin Valkyrie.
And it’s going to be banging, this P15, boasting an 800 horsepower non-hybrid 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8. That is less than what the P1 offered, but the McLaren P15 will be faster seeing it’s designed to be a stripped-out but still road-legal track toy with a weight of just 1,300 kg. So it’s fair to say the P15 won’t be any good around Casino Square or Knightsbridge, but it’ll kill at Silverstone or Spa.
McLaren P15 will make use of McLaren’s latest Monocage II one-piece carbonfibre tub complete with roof structure and get a race-inspired two-seater interior and no P1-style electrical powertrain. That is the key to its light weight and therefore superb power-to-weight ratio. The hypercar will also benefit from Active aerodynamics with self-adjusting spoilers.
Just about the only worry with McLaren P15 is that it is said to be designed more with function in mind than good looks, and the fact that it’ll £840,000 (limited to 500 units).
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