McLaren reportedly confirms four-door model and next flagship supercar

McLaren reportedly confirms four-door model and next flagship supercar

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McLaren's on-again, off-again four-door model has received the green light for production, according to an unverified report. The company is also allegedly working on a new flagship model that will take the torch from the long-retired P1 and get Formula One-derived technology.

Citing anonymous dealer sources, industry trade journal Automotive News wrote that the first four-door McLaren model will make its debut by the end of the 2020s. "[McLaren will] bring in another class of automobile in 2028. Stay tuned. It may have four doors and four seats," Jamie Corstorphine, the British company's director of product strategy, reportedly told dealers who attended a preview of future cars.

We've heard rumors detailing a McLaren SUV time and again, but four doors doesn't necessarily confirm that an alternative to the Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus is in the pipeline. The family-friendly model could take the form of a sedan, though that's less likely given the current disinterest in that body style — especially at this price point. McLaren could follow Ferrari's lead and launch a four-door model that straddles two or more segments. Unveiled in 2022, the hot-selling Purosangue blurs the line separating SUVs and station wagons.