British supercar maker McLaren is planning to follow up on the introduction of its MP4-12C with a “much broader” range of high-end sports cars, a senior executive tells TheDetroitBureau.com.
By using lightweight materials, like carbon fiber, and other advanced technologies, McLaren Managing Director Antony Sheriff says the maker – best known for its successful Formula One team – should be able to meet stiff new fuel economy and emissions standards. But he also hints that McLaren is looking at ways to integrate battery-based propulsion systems into some of its future offerings.
The McLaren MP4-12C will arrive in nine U.S. showrooms later this year carrying a price tag of $229,000. But it is just the first model the maker has been working on, Sheriff revealed during a lengthy conversation following the New York Auto Show’s annual media preview.
“Between the various models (under development), we’ll have something new about once a year,” the executive explained.