Now that McLaren is a proper automaker, it's automatic that auto journalists will inquire about future product. That's how we've come to learn that the McLaren P1 will have a successor – but not until a decade from now.

Attempting to answer the question left by the mission statement of the P1, which is that it "will maintain its status as the best super sports car the world has ever seen until a successor is built," Autocar inquired about the supercar's following act. The company's head of sales and marketing explained that not only will it be a "decade or so" before the next flagship arrives, but we can expect a "short product cycle" for the P1 because "you have to step back from the market for a few years." We take that to mean there'll be a gap when no transcendent flagship is on sale, the same way we waited nine years for the Ferrari LaFerrari to succeed the Enzo.

The McLaren F1 didn't fulfill its sales ambitions but did become a legend. The clock has just started on the McLaren P1, but with "30 or so" cars in the order books it should avoid the former fate, and before we get to thinking about a successor, perhaps we can first see how the P1 fares against the competition and its own heritage.


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      bluekurgan
      • 1 Year Ago
      quote: ┬źNow that McLaren is a proper automaker...┬╗ Sorry but I still don't see any Mac engine. MacLaren has got a long way to go, yet.
        Jarda
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bluekurgan
        everyone of us has this moment now and then when we let out a very silly comment... enjoy yours :)
        Snark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bluekurgan
        They produce their own 3.8 V8, so what are you on about?
      k_m94
      • 1 Year Ago
      The F1 was a 2600lb car with a 620hp gas engine and very little driver aids. The P1 is a 3300lb car with a 900hp hybrid engine and has a lot more tech keeping it on the road and made easier for amateurs. Would its successor be a 4000lb car with a 1200hp electric engine that drives itself? I hope not. Dont get me wrong, I think the P1 and all modern day super/hypercars are awesome, I just wonder where it will develop from here.
      Reli Dtm
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always thought the p1 was sold out
      Houmpheng Phonsavath
      LaFerrari,look million time better inside out.
      vroooomy
      • 1 Year Ago
      i bet half of the 30 ordered are headed to oil country
      prep
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ricardo engine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bMkWFEo3gM