Mclaren Previews Second-Generation Super Series Body Shell

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British automaker McLaren Automotive is set to launch the second-generation model of its Super Series range at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in March. This will be one of the 15 new cars outlined in McLaren's Track22 business plan.

Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive CEO, said, "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 revolutionary leap forwards, both for our brand and the supercar segment."

He added, "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."

The first Super Series car made by McLaren was the Mp4-12C, launched in 2011. The new car will make history as the first-ever replacement for an existing Mclaren lineup.

McLaren says that the underpinnings of the new car is based on an ultra-lightweight, carbon fibre central structure, which is strong and weighs less than carbon fibre. The company also claims that the next-generation Super Series lineup will have a dry weight of 1283kg.

McLaren also says that the new body structure has a lower centre of gravity, which will improve handling capabilities. The image of the new body shell reveals that there's just one single central roof structure joining the windscreen frame to the rear.

McLaren has invested one billion pounds for the Track22 business plan and a total of 22 new cars will be launched between now and 2022. The current lineup of the Super Series range includes the 650S and 675LT coupes and spiders.

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Story first published: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 13:36 [IST]
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