The McLaren Ultimate Series may be getting a third all-new vehicle to the lineup but this time it will be 100% electric.
The source at Autocar has said that the brand’s intention is to build five examples initially and ask a selection of favoured McLaren owners to drive them as part of the development process.
Next year, McLaren Applied Technologies will provide a new battery that will enable Formula E cars to complete an entire race on a single charge. This is effectively doubling their driving range and eliminating the need for drivers to switch cars mid-race.
Surely such an effective battery would translate well to a high-performance road car?
One would assume that before an all-electric model arrives, they will introduce hybrids to the Sports and Super Series first which means the 570 replacement, due in 2020, will be hybrid, followed by a 720 successor, due in 2021.