McLaren has been actively rolling out practical sports cars and tires shredding hypercars in the last few years. One such model is the 650S which is hailed as a brilliant all-rounder. Now however there is a replacement in order. The latter is expected to come out next year at the Geneva Motor Show, in March.
Internally known as the P14, it will be the first new model in a 15-car line-up that was announced by McLaren in Geneva this year. This 15-car line-up is due to be completed by 2022. Coming back to the P14, the car will make use of a development of the McLaren’s existing twin-turbo V8 engine.
Clearly visible from the extensively camouflaged prototype snapped in Spain 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.
The P14 will be based on a variation of the current MonoCell carbon-fibre tub. That said, it will incorporate many of the changes made to improve accessibility in the Sports Series models. The P14-based car will be a lot different from the 650S because it will be conceived to create clear space between it and the Sports Series cars such as the 570S.