McLaren has quietly confirmed that three new models or derivatives are currently under development and will go into production by mid-decade.

In a star-studded event, with Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, McLaren launched their new dealership network by opening the first showroom in London.

While this is exciting news, McLaren also confirmed that "three further models or derivatives [of the MP4-12C] are currently already under development" and will go into production by mid-decade. Additional information is limited, but we can expect an entry-level model, a MP4-12C roadster and a successor to the F1.

According to McLaren CEO Ron Dennis, "We are fiercely proud of the McLaren brand and I am personally proud that we are welcoming into the McLaren family some of the world's best car retailers, many of whom are with us tonight. I look forward to delivering great cars to them, as I know we share a common objective: we are driven to succeed and we try to be the best at everything that we do."

Check out the press release for additional information

Gallery: Chrome McLaren MP4-12C revealed at UK dealer launch [video]