McLaren and Honda Could Partner on P1 Replacement in 2017
Supercar-builder McLaren’s lineup is continually growing, with cars like the 650S and a smaller, Porsche 911-rivaling sportscar (coming soon). But you might be surprised to hear what the British automaker is cooking up next. Another hypercar is supposedly on the way, and it would replace the already-sold-out P1. Internally dubbed the P15, Car and Driver reports that this P1 “replacement" will be the brand’s new hybrid flagship. It apparently will not come with the same power or price tag, and it will actually be produced at a higher rate. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 McLaren 650S
Set to launch in 2017, this less-powerful, less-expensive flagship is said to be powered by a Honda-sourced hybrid engine. This partnership stems from the duo's work together in Formula 1, in which Honda will be supplying McLaren with engines beginning next year.
The two-seat sportscar will hopefully hit the market within the next two years, with a cost closer to $500K (rather than the $1M price of the P1). Though it will come with less power, it should not detract from the fact it will be one of the best cars on the planet when it arrives in in three years.
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