An electric supercar and a significant-riding 4-seater GT are rumoured to be on the desk, as BMW and McLaren contemplate a new performing partnership.
The partnership that spawned the legendary BMW-run McLaren F1 supercar of the 1990s could return for a new era.
McLaren and BMW are stated to be holding closed-door conferences to discuss the probability of performing together with just about every other once more in the encounter of forthcoming electrical supercars from Audi and Mercedes-AMG.
According to the UK’s Auto Magazine, a low-quantity supercar platform may well be co-created by the two companies – leveraging McLaren’s abilities in lean carbon-fibre chassis manufacturing, and BMW’s electric powered powertrain know-how, as nicely as the German car or truck giant’s deep pockets.
Reportedly neither manufacturer wants to share a design, with the primary vehicle architecture and electric powered propulsion to be shared, though distinctive bodies and interiors will assistance differentiate the two supercars – far more alongside the strains of the Z4/Supra than the identical 86/BRZ twins.
Nevertheless, with SUVs however in crimson-very hot demand, the two businesses may well also look to make a 4-seater grand tourer with greater journey height – a little something which would allow McLaren to compete with Lamborghini’s superior-riding electric GT, while offering BMW an 8 Series replacement.
Neither BMW nor McLaren have publicly acknowledged the talks, with a lot of items needing to drop into place for the partnership to get the environmentally friendly light-weight.
While not commonly publicised, it is comprehended BMW agreed to sell McLaren motor technologies back in 2017 to assistance strengthen emissions and raise energy, opening the doorway for further collaborations in the long term.