McLaren Automotive has announced ‘Track25’, an ambitious, wide-ranging business plan that will take the company to its 15th anniversary. Track25 is an evolution of the Track22 plan that was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016 and the updated plan now includes significant new milestones.
The updated plan sets out a clear roadmap for future vehicles, production and technology that will allow the brand to continue to position itself as a major global player in the sportscar and supercar market.
McLaren is committed to ensuring that its sportscar and supercar range will be hybrid within 7 years. As always, pushing the boundaries of technology to benefit drivers, McLaren will also evaluate new augmented driving features and help develop a lighter, superfast-charging, high-power battery system for performance applications that is expected to have over 30 minutes of electric range around a race track.
The company will also continue its drive to win the new supercar ‘weight race’ by ensuring, as it does today, that each of its products is the lightest in their segment. This complements a £50 million investment in developing and manufacturing the future of lightweighting technology with the McLaren Composites Technology Centre to be opened soon.
Having launched the world’s first ever petrol-electric hybrid-hypercar 5 years ago with the iconic McLaren P1TM, McLaren plans to unleash its successor as part of the Track25 plan. While staying faithful to the core idea of creating and hand-assembling the world’s best drivers’ cars, McLaren will remain focussed on crafting mid-engined sportscars and sportscars.
Investment in 18 new models or derivatives will help lift production by almost 75% over current levels to around 6,000 cars a year by the middle 2025. All will, of course, be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in England.
Alongside a focus on the on-track and on-road experience, McLaren will introduce technologies designed to improve the owning experience. Cars will feature enhanced cyber protection, improved vehicle tracking and over-the-air software updates, allowing owners to benefit from new features without the need for inconvenient downtime at service centres.