McLaren has made it official that it will launch the second generation of its Super Series at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. This new series will spawn the first model among 15 new cars cited in the company’s plan.
The new Super Series models will be made around a lightweight, carbon fibre central structure. Immensely rigid yet weighing less than the structure in the first-gen Super Series, the Monocage II will contribute to a dry weight of just 1,283kg for the new car – 18kg lighter than the current 650S with comparable specification. McLaren says its new chassis structure also enables a lower center of gravity.
The Super Series lineage began in 2011 with McLaren’s comeback model – the 12C. The 12C Spider followed in 2012 and in 2014 McLaren introduced the 650S Coupe and 650S Spider. The Series was further expanded in 2015 with the launch of the 675LT Coupe and 675LT Spider.
Full details of the second-gen Super Series models will be confirmed in March at the Geneva Motor Show.