The carbon fiber tub you’re might not appear all that fascinating however that is the structure that may underpin forthcoming electrified autos from McLaren.
Developed and manufactured in-house on the McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) in Sheffield, United Kingdom, the carbon fiber Monocell will first be utilized by a new hybrid model from the British automotive producer and scheduled for a launch in 2021.
“This new, ultra-lightweight carbon fibre chassis boasts greater structural integrity and higher levels of quality than ever before with our new MCTC facility quickly becoming recognised as a global centre of excellence in composite materials science and manufacturing,” McLaren chief govt Mike Flewitt stated.
“Our advanced expertise in lightweight composites processes and manufacturing, combined with our experience in cutting-edge battery technology and high performance hybrid propulsion systems means we are ideally placed to deliver to customers levels of electrified, high performance motoring that until now have simply been unattainable.”
According to Flewitt, the corporate’s intention is to launch hybrid fashions that weigh the identical as present ICE fashions. In an announcement issued to Autocar, he added that “We’re not going to hit that [goal], but we’re going to be within 30-40kg (66-88 lbs). When you think the P1 hybrid system was 140kg (308 lbs), we’ve done a huge amount to manage the weight.”
McLaren’s first new-age hybrid mannequin will likely be a successor to the favored Sports Series. Details about this new automotive stay restricted however it’s anticipated to characteristic a twin-turbocharged V6 mated to an electrical motor. We count on to see reasonable horsepower and torque positive aspects over the three.8-liter twin-turbo V8 of present Sports Series fashions along with roughly 20 miles (32 km) of all-electric driving vary.