As it stands, the Ultimate Series consists of the $1.15 million P1, the $3.1 million P1 GTR, and the now-confirmed next generation hypercar, which Flewitt said will have a different focus than the P1 and the magazine expects it to retail in the region of £400,000 ($630,000 at current rates). Despite an expected drop in horsepower, the new hypercar will likely sell in larger numbers than the hallowed P1.
The revelations didn’t end there either. Flewitt also confirmed the firm’s 10 year strategy will see at least half of the McLaren model range become hybrid. “I have said in 10 years I expect half our cars to be hybrids, but I actually think it will be faster,” noted Flewitt. “Will we put that on all vehicles? If I could get the cost and weight right I absolutely would.”
Part of that strategy will also see McLaren debut two new Sports Series body styles over the next two years, keeping additions on a yearly basis, with overall production forecast to hit 4,000 units per year by 2017. And McLaren certainly has the moment to do so. The automaker sold 1,649 vehicles in 2014, and earned an operating profit of £20.8 million ($32.8 million).