All good things must come to an end, and so it goes for the first generation of McLaren’s Super Series, which started way back in 2011 with the introduction of the 12C. In keeping with their Track22 Business Plan, McLaren has said that they’ll be bringing fifteen new cars to the market in the next 5 years, and the redesign of their core Super Series line is spearheading that push for innovation and revolution in their design program.
Spy photos and video have given a few clues as to the direction of the first car in Super Series second generation, dubbed P14, but not a lot has been officially revealed about the newest beast. There’s not long to wait, though, as all will be brought out into the light when McLaren drops their newest supercar on the 87th Annual Geneva Motor Show in March.
Based around their brand new carbon fiber Monocage II, the newest car is said to promise higher rigidity, lower weight, a lower center of gravity, lower door sills and higher all-around visibility.
Power should be from McLaren’s tried-and-true twin-turbo 3.8 liter V-8, but don’t expect it to have the same horsepower as the outgoing 650. All indications are that McLaren has a bit more oomph up their sleeve, which should shove the car down the road on the way to 60 mph in less than three seconds.
All of this sounds to us like a winning proposition and a welcome evolution of the McLaren brand.
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