No Surprise Here: McLaren's Next Hypercar Will Be Mental

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

McLaren has released some details on its next hypercar, codenamed the P15, and it’s no surprise that it’s going to be mental.

Set to be the “most extreme road car in McLaren’s history,” according to Autocar, the P1 successor will be a track-ready but also street-legal machine.

The P15 will be powered by a tweaked version of McLaren’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that Autocar, which also commissioned the rendering in this post, reports will output around 789 horsepower. Unlike the P1, the upcoming hypercar won’t have an electrified powertrain, which helps keep the two-seater light. With a stripped-out interior and extensive carbon fiber components and bodywork, the hypercar is expected to weigh a light 2,866 pounds (1,300 kg).

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The bar is already set quite high for the P15, as McLaren says it will be faster on the track than every P1 before it except the P1 GTR. Its lighter weight, active aerodynamics, and better power to weight ratio should help it achieve that goal.

The McLaren P15 is set to debut later this year to McLaren customers and prospective buyers, while the general public will have to wait until March 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show, where all the craziest hypercars are on display. Production will be limited to 500 units and we can expect a price tag well past the $1-million mark.

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Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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