On tests, a prototype of a hybrid McLaren 720S

On tests, a prototype of a hybrid McLaren 720S

May 14, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists captured the early prototype of the hybrid supercar McLaren 720S. About this car so far very little is known. The presentation should take place in the coming years.

Workflow never stops at UK-based McLaren. After just one day after the celebration of the release of the 20,000th car and the day before the presentation of the Grand Tourer, the brand’s engineers began testing the 720S hybrid coupe. The early prototype of the supercar was seen by foreign journalists. The novelty will be presented in the coming years.

Following in the footsteps of electrified models, such as the P1 and the Speedtail hypercar, the new product that was not yet named was seen as a test car, code-named “MVY04-BP23”.

It was this abbreviation that was on the top of the windshield. A closer look at the side profile of the spotted prototype reveals a yellow “hybrid” sticker – it is located on the driver’s door, as well as an orange “hybrid prototype” on the side skirts, indicating that this is not a standard version of the 720S.

“Spy” pictures are not a big surprise, given the business plan McLaren called “Track25”, presented in July 2018. It referred to a total of 18 new cars that will be presented from 2018 to 2025 – some of them are already known. By the middle of the next decade, McLaren promises to present hybrid models in its entire range.

According to Autocar, the new hybrid powerplant may not be based on a twin-turbo V8 engine. Instead, a smaller V6 may be taken, then also with forced induction. Unfortunately, there is currently no additional information about the new product.