Get ready for a revolution in the world of luxury sports cars — McLaren has announced two major new releases that are sure to turn heads. First up is the eagerly anticipated McLaren Hybrid Flagship, set to hit the market in 2026. This stunning vehicle will combine cutting-edge hybrid technology with the sleek, aerodynamic design that McLaren is famous for, creating a driving experience unlike anything else on the road.
P1 Successor – All Ready to Hit the Tracks
The news hit the market after a meeting of the Ultimate Series model global retailers was held in Woking, England. This model will be released as a Formula-1-inspired two-seater. It would be a perfect blend of the V-8 engine with the latest hybrid system, which would increase its horsepower and would be a lot lighter than the hybrid system present in the market today. The structure of the P1 successor would be built around a carbon-fiber monocoque and would also have a dihedral-door design. Like Formula 1 cars, this one would also come with built-in seatbacks.
Is Another Surprise Ready?
In addition to the release of the P1 successor in 2026, we have other exciting news for fans. In 2028, we can also expect the release of a brand new four-seater McLaren, offering even more space and comfort for those who want to hit the road in style. With both of these exciting releases on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to be a fan of luxury sports cars. McLaren, in fact, has also decided not to take Artura off the market at least until 2030, and a newer, better version of the existing 720S, which has been available for the riders since 2017, 750S has been launched quite recently too. Whether you’re a collector, a racing enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, these upcoming McLaren releases are sure to be worth the wait.
Matthew Kilkenny, a fan of the classical car era, has traveled far and wide to explore the world of cars. During his travels, the car restorer and coveted judge uncovered some key truths which he captured in his book Detroit Steel Artists: How Edsel Ford, Ray Dietrich, Tom Hubbard, and Ralph Roberta Turned Motor City into a Styling Mecca Before Harley Earl.
Car-styling has been around for a very long time and Harley Earl is a name that is very important in the field. He’s credited with setting up the first proper car styling department in 1930 with General Motors. However, Kilkenny discovered that even though Earl is an important figure, there were many unsung heroes of the period who helped turn cars into more than just a means of transport and made them into an item that soon became a personality extension for many people. According to him, his book is the first all-inclusive story of the history of car styling. With a foreword by Jay Leno, this book chronicles the styling industry and its many untold stories.
The Unsung Heroes
The pioneers that Kilkenny has captured in his book include Amos E. Northuo, the person to run the first automotive styling studio, Ralph Roberts, whose studio at Briggs surpassed that of Earl’s GM one, as well as Elsie De Wolfe, who was allegedly the first female designer in the industry and was responsible for designing Locomobile’s 1910 closed car interiors. The book also features many photos taken by professionals like Bill Pack and Michael Furman. The treasure trove for car fanatics also included archival materials from places like Benson Ford Research Centre and Harrah’s National Automobile Museum. Kilkenny, who himself has owned and restored a vintage 1934 Packard, also commented on how today’s designers actually had 135 years’ worth of industry knowledge but are often bound by many constraints like regulatory issues.