GENEVA—McLaren groups its sports cars into three distinct series: Sports, Super and Ultimate.
But its latest upcoming model will not be included in any of those series, instead it will live in its own unique category: a grand tourer.
Today in a surprise announcement at the Geneva auto show, McLaren said it plans to bring a grand tourer to market, as part of its Track 25 business plan.
While McLaren did not disclose the name of the grand tourer or its final design, it did release an image of the vehicle in camouflage.
"Under the camouflage is what we describe as the McLaren of grand tourers: a sleek and boldly elegant car with every design detail there for a reason," said McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt during the brand's press conference here. "So still very much a McLaren with the same DNA as the Speedtail. And inside we've used beautiful, luxurious materials. The interior is spacious, uncluttered, modern."
He added that the vehicle is being engineered for the road and to be driven over long distances.
Not much can be seen in the photo, but the taillights appear to be similar to those found in the Senna and Speedtail, both of which are found in McLaren’s Ultimate series.
The grand tourer will follow the 720S Spider, 600LT Spider and upcoming Speedtail in McLaren’s rollout of Track 25. The plan, set in 2018, calls for launches of 18 new models or derivatives by 2025 at an investment of $2.1 billion.
Flewitt added that the vehicle will debut “In just a few months.”