McLaren on track to future with new generation
A NEW era will begin for the McLaren Automotive brand this year.
The company will launch of the second generation of its Super Series at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.
This will be the first of the 15 new cars cited in the company’s Track22 Business Plan and the second-generation Super Series is also the first replacement of a product family by the British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars.
McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt said: “Super Series is the core of the McLaren business and personifies the blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement that is the McLaren heartland.
“This is the first time we have replaced a product family and the new Super Series will be absolutely true to McLaren’s pioneering spirit in being a revolutionary leap forwards, both for our brand and the supercar segment.”
The new Super Series is created around an ultralightweight, carbon fibre central structure. Immensely rigid, yet weighing less than the carbon fibre and metal cockpit architecture of the first-generation Super Series, the Monocage II contributes to a lightest dry weight of just 1,283kg for the new car – lower than the closest competitor and 18kg lighter than a McLaren 650S with comparable specification.
The development of Monocage II has allowed McLaren to incorporate a wider cabin entrance and lower sill to improve access into a driver environment that will offer excellent all-round visibility.
The new chassis structure also enables a lower centre of gravity, further sharpening the dynamic performance of the new Super Series.