McLaren has previewed the successor to its 650S supercar, scheduled to be revealed on March 7 at the Geneva motor show.
In the single image released this week, the new McLaren appears to have a thin LED tail-light akin to the P1 hypercar and recent ‘Sports Series‘ models, along with a prominent rear spoiler which the company has confirmed to be an active wing that doubles as an airbrake – which raises in less than half a second.
Above and Below: McLaren 650S
“The second-generation McLaren Super Series will be as aerodynamically impressive as it is visually beautiful,” said Mark Vinnels, executive director of product development at McLaren Automotive.
“A range of advanced aerodynamic technologies contributes to maximum generated downforce over 50% greater than that of the McLaren 650S and ensures truly outstanding levels of grip and stability.”
“We have also markedly improved cooling efficiency, with a 15% gain overall and a particular focus on airflow to the engine’s high temperature radiators through a unique new design of dihedral door,” he added.
Other key features are the two air ducts integrated into the new door structure; one forcing air from the top of the door down into the radiators that cool the engine, while the other draws air out of the front wheel arch to create increased downforce.
Full details of the new McLaren will be revealed in March coinciding with the car’s reveal, so stay tuned for our coverage during the Geneva motor show.