McLaren has been actively testing its upcoming sports car, the P14. The P14 as we know is the replacement for the 650S and is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a month’s time.
According to our spies, McLaren is expected to reveal the official press images for the P14 by March 6. Until then, this is our best look yet of the much awaited model. The P14 will be the first of the 15-car range that was announced in Geneva last year. The whole line-up is due to be completed by 2022.
Clearly visible from the extensively camouflaged prototype are radical active aerodynamics, which have been designed into the car from first principles, plus huge gullwing doors. Ultra-powerful LED lights will enable the P14 to shift to a completely new front-end graphic and the cabin has been completely rethought, with an intuitive control system and adjustable dashboard.
McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt confirmed in Geneva that the P14 will use a development of the firm’s existing twin-turbo V8 motor. He also said the P14 will be based on a variation of the current MonoCell carbonfibre tub. That said, the new model will be different from the current 650S because it has been given aggressive performance targets intended to create clear space between it and the Sports Series cars such as the 570S.