- McLaren High-Performance Hybrid

McLaren to release yet ANOTHER supercar early 2021

Nope, your eyes don’t deceive you - McLaren is set to add another model to their lineup with a next-generation hybrid supercar early next year

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Just when you thought that McLaren’s design team could finally have a week off, they’re straight back in the news with spy shots of their latest design.

The High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) is set to replace the now 5-year-old 570S and, as the name suggests, boasts the use of a V6 petrol engine with Hybrid technology, similar to the top-tier stuff that we’ve previously seen on the P1 and Speedtail.

McLaren says that the new hybrid supercar has now entered its final testing stages before it’s launch next year with the company promising “astonishing levels of performance and uniquely intense driving experience”.

Just like many of the new McLaren’s hybrid competitors, the pending release is expected to feature a “medium-range” electric-only running mode, good for around 20 miles. It means those commuting via Sloane Street can enjoy peace and quiet from their electrified powertrain - if they so desire - although I can’t imagine the V6 sounding anything less than glorious.

McLaren High-Performance Hybrid

McLaren High-Performance Hybrid

The McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) platform is to be used as a foundation for the HPH which the manufacturer is keen to emphasise takes lightweight chassis tech “to new heights”. With the additional weight that comes from a pair of electric motors powering the rear wheels, the lightweight chassis will need of the help it can get.

Mike Flewitt, the top dog at McLaren Automotive, describes the HPH model as “a new kind of McLaren for a new era, an extraordinary driver’s car that offers blistering performance as well as an all-electric range capable of covering most urban journeys”.

One thing’s for certain, the new model will definitely throw a curveball for McLaren fans looking to upgrade.

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