The British brand's new model is said to be focussed on driving pleasure, and will be McLaren's lightest model yet.
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McLaren has used the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to confirm it will release a new Ultimate Series roadster in 2020.

The new car will be an open cockpit, two-seat vehicle with dihedral doors, powered by a version of the 588kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 used in the Senna.

Like other vehicles in the McLaren range, the Ultimate Series roadster will feature a carbon-fibre body. The company claims the new model will be its lightest car yet.

From the teaser image (above) we can see the roadster will not feature a windscreen.

Arriving in driveways and showrooms from late 2020, McLaren will limit production of the as-yet unnamed roadster to 399 vehicles.

Pricing has yet to be confirmed, but the new roadster will likely be placed somewhere between the £750,000 ($1.3 million) Senna and the £1.6 million ($2.9 million) Speedtail.

According to McLaren, while the Senna was designed to be the best road-legal track car, and the Speedtail is focussed on aerodynamic efficiency, the new roadster will prioritise driving pleasure and the driver's "connection with the surrounding environment".