Second-Gen McLaren Super Series To Get 4.0-litre V8 Engine

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

Now, McLaren has revealed that the second-generation Super Series will be powered by a new 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine. The company also claims that the engine will provide stunning performance and can sprint from 0 to 200km/h in 7.8 seconds.

McLaren has also made a new exhaust system that has been tuned to provide a soundtrack to match the extreme performance of the engine. Add to that, the company will also offer a sports exhaust as an option.

The first Super Series car made by British marque was the Mp4-12C, launched in 2011. The new Super Series supercar 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 traditional carbon fibre shell. The company also claims that the next-generation Super Series lineup will have a dry weight of around 1290kg.

McLaren also claims that the new body structure has a lower centre of gravity which will improve the handling capabilities. The new body shell has just one single central roof structure joining the windscreen frame to the rear.

McLaren has invested One billion pounds for the Track22 business plan. A total of 22 new cars will be launched by the company 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: Friday, February 17, 2017, 18:04 [IST]
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