McLaren Cars Get 12 Year Warranty – Hybrids Excluded

McLaren P1 Hybrid Garage

British supercar maker McLaren recently joined their Italian counterparts at Ferrari in offering their well-heeled clients the option to extend the warranty on their high-dollar hypercars all the way to twelve years from the date of purchase. There’s a catch, though: it’s not available on McLaren’s hybrid models.

To be fair, McLaren’s hybrid line-up is pretty sparse. There’s the McLaren P1, the track-ready McLaren P1 GTR, and that’s pretty much it. So, why is this omission a big deal?

Simply put, the P1 is the most expensive McLaren you can buy- excepting, of course, the neo-classic McLaren F1 road car or a legit McLaren Formula 1 car. Now, when you offer better coverage and superior support on the cheap cars (relatively speaking) than you do on your ultra-visible flagship, that’s unusual. Further, I can’t imagine the people who shelled out two-to-ten times the asking price of a McLaren 570S to get the top-shelf McLaren P1 GTR will feel particularly loved by the decision to leave the big spenders high and dry when it comes to warranty coverage.

Or, do things like “warranty coverage” even factor in at all when it comes to exotic, million-dollar, 900 HP hyper cars?

Not being well-heeled enough to be practically concerned about a P1’s warranty, I’ll just amuse myself by staring at more pictures of the lovely Farewell Edition P1, below. You, of course, can feel free to chime in with your own thoughts on the matter in the comments section at the bottom of the page.


McLaren P1 Hybrid Supercar

Source: McLaren, via Autoblog.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.