McLaren's 1st SUV Likely This Decade
SUV That's like a Hypercar
Super: McLaren Car Concepts
High Performance Driving
British supercar manufacturer McLaren is famous for its performance sports cars. The cars are always gorgeous, "lightweight and performance" vehicles. Until now, McLaren has not joined the global SUV craze because they don't want to dilute their sports car brand and deviate in any way from their historic DNA. With a new CEO, McLaren may be ready to change.
New CEO Who Loves SUVs
German born, PhD in Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Michael Leiters is McLaren's new CEO. He has a distinguished automotive career. He's the former chief Technology Officer of Ferrari and is the person who developed the new SUV for Ferrari, the Purosangue. He also created the highly popular Cayenne SUV for Porsche. He obviously loves SUVs, their sales and ongoing market growth potential. He is more than open to developing one for sports car icon McLaren.
McLaren Is Going Electric
McLaren is making the transition to electric vehicles. It is very likely that they will come out with a fully electric, very lightweight and possibly the lowest center of gravity model in the sports SUV vehicle segment sometime this decade. Leiters is very likely to provide McLaren with the opportunity of a lifetime to develop its first SUV in history, which will undoubtedly be electric and sensational.