McLaren 650S Replacement Will Be A Hybrid Supercar

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McLaren have confirmed that the replacement for the current 650S codenamed P14 will powered by a hybrid powertrain.

The British supercar marquee are concentrating on bringing the weight of the batteries and electric motors which will work in tandem with an updated version of McLaren's 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 to power the upcoming car.

Speaking to, McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt said, "We're not there yet, but we're getting close. To get the power density we need battery technology to move on, which it is doing, but it's also about taking weight out of the car."

"The P1 had 375 pounds if you added it up; I think that today we're within a 70- to 110-pound weight penalty for hybrid. I want to eliminate that, get it to zero-and then really hack off my engineers by saying we want to make it even lighter than a conventional powertrain would be. But that's in the future, it's something we're constantly driving."

The new McLaren is expected to make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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Story first published: Friday, March 4, 2016, 11:33 [IST]
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