McLaren has been using its existing V8 across their entire line-up so far, from the 12C to the latest 720S.
But could McLaren be lining up a V6 unit?
“For us, it’s all about the attributes. If we can get the performance, then it doesn’t matter if it’s 12 or 10 or eight or six,” said McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt “We’re all enthusiasts, we’d love a manual-shifting V-12, but that’s 20 years out of date. So we’re not wedded to cylinder count, but we are wedded very much to performance and excitement.”
With McLaren not only covering the highest of performance supercars, but also releasing lower performance options such as the 540C and 570S, a V6 would be ideal.
With weight savings whilst giving excellent performance aided by electric motors plus making their cars more environmentally friendly, aiding emissions targets – a V6 is certainly looking likely not forgetting to mention that the upcoming BP23 three seater super GT also features a hybrid power train – which will offer a significant power gain over their current hybrid hypercar – the P1.
The company is building a new production facility in Sheffield that is projected to come on-line in 2020 – which could see the new V6 Sports Series come to fruition!