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post #1 of 39 Old 08-19-2017, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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All Electric Mclaren confirmed!

McLaren will introduce a pure-electric model that must “perform like the 675LT”, according to an Autocar source.

Here's the Article:
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/i...rs-development

and Here's an insightful analysis:
http://thepropulsion.com/stories/mclaren-electric-car/
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McLaren will introduce a pure-electric model that must “perform like the 675LT”, according to an Autocar source.

Here's the Article:
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/i...rs-development

and Here's an insightful analysis:
http://thepropulsion.com/stories/mclaren-electric-car/
Hmm of so many mixed minds. Parts of the 720 are so good. But these hybrid and and electric options are super intriguing too. Makes me want to just stay pat.
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Sign me up! EV super cars are the future. Can't wait!
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I don't buy it. Yes McLaren said they're going to prototype an all-electric car to see if they can get the "feel" to be right BUT they didn't say they were putting one into production any time soon. With the battery technology available today do you think it could even do 10 laps laps around Spa before it needed a 20-60 minute recharge? Also using batteries so harshly like that would cause them to degrade pretty quickly which would make owning one frightfully expensive. I just don't see the the point and I'm 100% confident this article is wrong about McLaren's current plans.
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I don't buy it. Yes McLaren said they're going to prototype an all-electric car to see if they can get the "feel" to be right BUT they didn't say they were putting one into production any time soon. With the battery technology available today do you think it could even do 10 laps laps around Spa before it needed a 20-60 minute recharge? Also using batteries so harshly like that would cause them to degrade pretty quickly which would make owning one frightfully expensive. I just don't see the the point and I'm 100% confident this article is wrong about McLaren's current plans.
I think Autocar has been pretty much accurate when it comes to speculations on Mclaren's plans. Also, the article states that "The brand’s intention is to build five examples initially and ask a selection of favoured McLaren owners to drive them as part of the development process"
It looks like Mclaren is onto something.
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I don't buy it. Yes McLaren said they're going to prototype an all-electric car to see if they can get the "feel" to be right BUT they didn't say they were putting one into production any time soon. With the battery technology available today do you think it could even do 10 laps laps around Spa before it needed a 20-60 minute recharge? Also using batteries so harshly like that would cause them to degrade pretty quickly which would make owning one frightfully expensive. I just don't see the the point and I'm 100% confident this article is wrong about McLaren's current plans.
While I have no comment on the credibility of the article or accuracy, I can say that I wouldn't care if I couldn't get full blast for 10 laps of Spa or not because I drive 99% of my time on a normal road.

EVs may not be ideal for tracks, but they are excellent for the road. As long as it got 200-300 miles on a charge, that would be fine with me.
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Also, the article states that "The brand’s intention is to build five examples initially and ask a selection of favoured McLaren owners to drive them as part of the development process".
Surely you will be one of the five Mark?

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While I have no comment on the credibility of the article or accuracy, I can say that I wouldn't care if I couldn't get full blast for 10 laps of Spa or not because I drive 99% of my time on a normal road.



EVs may not be ideal for tracks, but they are excellent for the road. As long as it got 200-300 miles on a charge, that would be fine with me.
The credibility of the article is pretty much ALL I was commenting on. Any prediction of this sort can be made to be accurate if you're willing to wait enough years for the technology & infrastructure to catch up so you can afford to build it and get the product to market. The implication is that this is imminent which I think is complete nonsense.

Clearly given enough years we're going to get batteries with power densities and energetic densities large enough to power EV supercars that have enough range to be practical when combined with, and only when combined with, charging times that bring them more in line with gasoline powered cars with significantly reduced costs. That is certainly not a given today based on how much power they'd need to store/discharge and how quickly they'd need to charge. I imagine, based on gasoline prices in the USA, right now you'd spend MORE money on an electric super car (assuming more performance & range too) today than you do on gasoline cars.

Drive your Tesla's like you drive your P1s and you're going be shocked at how little range they have and how long they spend charging.
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I drive my McLaren Everyday, I have 34k miles in three years, I hope McLaren is watching and allows me to test it.
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I think this is at least one definite way forward for Mac, I would love to see them take an approx like Rimac with electric AWD or RWD at the touch of a button, 4 wheel steer, 4 motors. Whilst some see awd and Mclaren as some sort of taboo it makes sense to me as a technology company trying to push the boundaries and not be stuck with one mindset. As the tech improves rapidly the weight will come down considerably too.
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I think the all electric hypercar by McLaren is going to revolutionize the industry and force the competition to catch up. The LaF hybrid system was the minimum package. The 918 at least had electric motors like the P1.

If they don't adapt soon, they will find themselves way behind. Carbon tub and monocoques plus electric motors and full EV hypercars being planned show how far ahead McLaren already is.

Bravo! Excited to see what they come up with. They never disappoint.
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I would hate to see that's where we're headed, although it seems likely. The lack of exhaust note is an insurmountable issue for me. I love to hear the engine, never use the radio, and the louder, the better. If you've listened to eF1 racing, they sound exactly like RC cars. Terrible.
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I would bet they would have a recording that plays based on how you accelerate as well as recording off mode. the recording would also be nice for those outside the auto so they know you are around. lol, hope the speakers are good.
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