- McLaren just introduced an all-new platform that’s meant for its upcoming generation of hybrid cars.
- The first McLaren hybrid supercar to use that platform will launch in 2021.
- McLaren will stop building traditional engines that rely on gasoline by 2030, according to the Financial Times.
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Boutique British automaker McLaren has only ever made two hybrid models. The first was the P1 in 2013. Only 375 were made. The second was the Speedtail in 2018. Only 106 were built. Since then, it’s been gasoline all the way. But that’s about to change.
On Tuesday, McLaren introduced an all-new platform intended to underpin its upcoming generation of electrified supercars. Designed specifically for future hybrid powertrains, the new carbon-fiber platform will ensure the cars are lightweight and safe. McLaren said the first hybrid supercar built on the platform will launch next year.
The new architecture is