McLaren Planning Hybrid Model?

McLaren Planning Hybrid Model?

McLaren is believed to be developing a hybrid setup for use in future versions of its high-powered exotic sports cars. The revelation is the result of an ad posted by the British automaker looking for an electrical engineer who will work on the, “concept, design and development of the electrical package and wiring system for a hybrid electric vehicle.”

McLaren Automotive won’t confirm its hybrid development program but did say they are interested in hybrids. “All the advert means is that we are looking for a senior engineer in powertrain hybrid technology. Read into it what you will,” said a McLaren spokesman to AutoCar.

The use of a hybrid setup to add bursts of power, as well as conserve fuel makes sense as its a direct application of the Formula 1 KERS setup used in past seasons.

AutoGuide recently broke the story that McLaren is planning to roll our five models (or variants of models) over the next five years. And with previous reports already suggesting McLaren would deliver three models, its possible one of the remaining two variants could be a hybrid.

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[Source: AutoCar]