News of the arrival early next year of the most track-focussed McLaren road car to date will probably not have escaped you, not least because it’s been reported on this site. The car will clearly be the quickest McLaren to date and if, as I believe is the case, it does so without the hybrid drive fitted to the P1 and P1 GTR that have held that title until now, it will say interesting things about the future of hybrids in such cars.
Thank Frankel It's Friday – The time I drove a McLaren F1 GTR
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.