McLaren May Be Preparing A Much Cheaper Hybrid

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The McLaren P1 is certainly built to please the most hardcore automotive enthusiasts. However, it costs a whopping $1.15 million, putting it out of reach of all but the deepest pockets.

Fortunately, McLaren has announced that its next flagship car will be a cheaper hybrid which, according to Car And Driver, will cost less than half the price of the old one at “only” $500,000.

Called the McLaren P15, it is a replacement for the 903 HP McLaren P1. More importantly though, it gives McLaren a heavy-hitting competitor against the Porsche 918 Spyder, though the cheaper supercar probably won’t be ready until 2017.

It also isn’t likely to be as powerful as the P1, though McLaren plans on making more P15 than it does P1 models. A cheaper hybrid, and less exclusive, too. But McLaren could turn to Honda for help with its hybrid drivetrain, now that the two are expected to begin working together on Formula One cars.

Source: Car and Driver

 

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