The Next Generation McLaren Super Series Coming Soon
McLaren has released the first Image of the next generation 650S & 675LT Super Series
Last week when I attended a briefing session with a highly talented young artist Esteban Palazzo Mclaren-Senior Designer at McLaren Automotive. Esteban emphasized that in order to have a fresh and distortion-free mind, the corridors that lead to the design studio – the most secretive facility at McLaren HQ or commonly knows as the McLaren Technology Centre, “are intensely brightly lit and these corridors actually erase the any thoughts, so when you arrive in the studio, you start with a clean slate”
Those thoughts are still fresh in my mind and the image of a seemingly long white corridor is vivid. Now that I have heard the whole story yet I think what happens there behind the locked doors of design studios must be truly inspirational.The challenge comes when the sky is the limit yet there are limitations and regulations to comply.
Esteban also informed that in Mclaren every design element has a function there’s nothing that is for the sake of cosmetic beauty and on the whole design is essentially derived from nature.
The New Beginning
Today McLaren has released an image of sculpted, technical yet beautiful body shape and advanced aerodynamic technologies combine to provide the foundation for the enhanced aerodynamic performance of the second-generation McLaren Super Series.The Super Series comprises of 650S & 675LT cars with the Spider variants.
The new McLaren supercar, which will be unveiled on March 7 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, is twice as aerodynamically efficient as the McLaren 650S, with increased downforce and improved cooling among the engineering imperatives for the new generation.
“The second-generation McLaren Super Series will be as aerodynamically impressive as it is visually beautiful,” commented Mark Vinnels, Executive Director – Product Development, 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 the dihedral door.”
An active wing that extends over the full rear width of the second-generation McLaren Super Series moves upwards and increases in angle to optimize aerodynamic efficiency and also deploys to its most extreme angle as an airbrake in less than half a second, optimizing balance when braking from speed.
The new dihedral door design of the second-generation Super Series showcases McLaren’s innovation and engineering expertise. Two separate air ducts are integrated within the door structure; one forces air from the top of the door down into the High-Temperature Radiators that cool the engine, while the other draws air out of the front wheel arch to create increased downforce. This further enhances the diffuser technology first seen in the McLaren P1TM.
Full details of the second-generation Super Series will be confirmed in March, when further images and pricing will also be available.