McLaren-Honda tie-up could be extended from Formula 1 to road cars

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 31, 2013

As you may know already, earlier this year Honda announced that it will return in 2015 to F1 only as an engine supplier to McLaren Racing. McLaren Group CEO Martin Whitmarsh described the deal as a multi-year one, suggesting that there could be deeper co-operation that will involve McLaren’s automotive division.

In an interview last Sunday at the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Whitmarsh said that the partnership between Honda and McLaren is a pure Formula 1 contract, but the two companies are already looking at automotive technology and are sharing that very openly. He also added that for the moment, McLaren’s road car strategy doesn’t involve any other automotive partner but Honda would be a good place to collaborate.

Still, don’t expect to see any results of Honda’s involvement in future McLaren road cars as it will take some years before that. Currently, McLaren is working on its third model, a vehicle that will take on the Porsche 911 which is dubbed P13.

The other models from the British manufacturer are the P1 hypercar and the McLaren MP4-12C. Honda is currently working on the NSX supercar and there are reports that the Japanese manufacturer is using a McLaren 12C in its benchmarking tests for the new model.

Topics: mclaren, honda

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