This year will bring us the new entry-level Sports Series, plus the hard-core 675LT spun from the 650S coupe, at least two other 650S special editions, and the P1 GTR. That last one seems to have been designed for the sort of heavily adrenalized billionaire for whom low-level BASE jumping has lost its luster but who isn’t quite ready to take up hunting humans.
The Macca we’re really looking forward to follows next year and is currently known only by its internal model code, P14. This is the replacement for the 650S, a car that feels as if it were launched just yesterday. According to senior sources within the company, it will be, in essence, a junior P1. That’s definitely a good thing.
The 650S was effectively a reworked 12C, although McLaren carried on selling the earlier car alongside it. It was also a tacit admission that, although the 12C was brutally fast, it lacked something in terms of both visual and dynamic excitement. The 650S was a huge improvement, but we’re told the P14 will be in a whole different league.
he 650S was adequately an adjusted 12C, in spite of the fact that McLaren carried on offering the prior auto close by it. It was additionally an implied affirmation that, despite the fact that the 12C was mercilessly quick, it needed something regarding both visual and element energy. The 650S was a colossal change, yet we're told the P14 will be in an entire diverse association.
Much will be recognizable, as all McLaren street autos are assembled around a mutual segment set. The P14 will utilize an advancement of the MonoCell carbon-fiber tub and be fueled by a retuned rendition of the demonstrated 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The organization's devotion to beating Ferrari implies we can securely wager one year from now's publication spending plan on the new auto having a lump more power than the 661-hp 488GTB; it will most likely main 680.
The truly energizing inquiry is the thing that other innovation will make it into the P14. McLaren's expanding creation has as of now drastically lessened the expense of its carbon segments, a profit that can be occupied to different parts of the new auto. Keeping in mind it is far-fetched the P14 will get a P1-style cross breed drivetrain, forceful optimal design will convey bottomless downforce, grasp, and speed.
We're not by any means going to attempt to anticipate a name (would you be able to locate a repeatable example in MP4-12C, 650S, P1, and Sports Series?). In any case, we can let you know that P14 versus 488GTB will be a standout amongst the most willingly anticipated supercar fights in late memory.
Fast on the heels of the current 650S for sale, the P14 will be powered by a twin turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 engine, and will target 0-62 mph in less than 3 seconds and push for top speeds of 205 mph. Grateful for what little we do have, McLaren’s faithful can expect a Spider and a Coupé just like its predecessor, with a price in excess of $300,000 USD for both, using the 650S as reference. This junior P1 will prove a worthy successor to the 650S and an adequate rival for any car in its class if, and only if it does what the P1 did when it was revealed to the world: blow us away and leave us in awe of its wonder. We already have Frank Stephenson’s assurance that it will be even crazier than the P1, so McLaren seems to be working on that aspect.