The trademark request, which was submitted on June 10th 2020 is currently in the review stage and has been accepted by the United States Trademark and Patent Office and has met the minimum filing requirements. The application will then be examined by the office and then assigned to an examining attorney in approximately 3 months time. You can see the full application, here.
As you can all imagine, speculation on what the ‘Sabre’ trademark will entail is rife and most commonly, and most unsurprisingly, we’re assuming it’ll be a brand new car from the British supercar brand.
The lost anticipated new product from McLaren is the successor to the P1 and many of us in the Grand Tour Nation office are hedging their bets that the Sabre will be the P1’s long awaited replacement and to be honest we’re looking at the Lotus Evija for answers.
The new Evija is currently the peak of an all-electric hypercar performance vehicle and we’re expecting the McLaren Sabre to offer much of the same. The Evija has a massive powertrain producing a huge 2,000 PS (horsepower) alongside a huge 1,700 newton metres of torque. This massive amount of all electric power brings the Lotus from 0-62mph in just under three seconds and can reach a top speed of just over 200mph. Not bad for a car that weighs nearly 1,700kg!
While this is all speculation, we wouldn’t be surprised at all if McLaren are closely monitoring the Lotus Evija’s performance and specs and will be aiming to improve on this vastly impressive technology. Don’t be surprised if the McLaren Sabre will be lighter, better looking, faster and even more crazy than it’s British cousin from Lotus.
Until an official announcement is made, all we can do is speculate. What do you think the McLaren Sabre will be, will look like and what it’ll entail? Let us know in the comments.
We got in touch with McLaren to see what this was all about and McLaren’s UK Press Officer, told said:
“McLaren has in the past – and will in the future – register potential model names, some of which may or may not end up being used on future products. We do not comment on future potential products or proposed naming.”
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.