McLaren Automotive has dropped the biggest hint that it is interested in using hybrid technology in its future supercars. The company has advertised an electrical engineer job to work on the “concept, design and development of the electrical package and wiring system for a hybrid electric vehicle”.
While a spokesman for McLaren wouldn’t confirm what exactly the company means by the ad, he said: “Hybrid technology is something that we are looking at and assessing. It is something we are interested in.”
McLaren has plans to introduce one new model per year for the next five years and hopes to hit a target of 4,500 sales in the next half-decade.
Refresher: Power for the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C comes from a 3.8L V8 twin-turbo engine producing around 600-hp mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox (SSG). 0 to 60 mph comes in the low 3 second range with a top speed of more than 200 mph. Sales begin in early 2011.
– By: Omar Rana