It’s no surprise that the P14 is heading for Geneva, but it’s big news that it will use the all new Monocage II
A lot was already pointing towards the reveal of the McLaren Super Series successor, but it is nice of the brand to confirm this. But it dind’t stop there however, as they finally give more details on what to expect of the next generation of Super Series to come from Woking, England. A car that will start off the ‘Track22’ mission, a mission to produce 15 new models before the year 2022.
Here’s a little helping hand from McLaren in case you’re confused with their lineup: “The Super Series lineage began in 2011 with the launch of the groundbreaking 12C. The 12C Spider followed in 2012 and in 2014 McLaren introduced the 650S Coupé and 650S Spider. The first generation of the McLaren Super Series was further expanded in 2015 with the launch of the limited edition 675LT Coupé and 675LT Spider.” This lineup of cars is what they’re replacing, starting of with what rumors call the 720S.
“This is the first time we have replaced a product family and the new Super Series will be absolutely true to McLaren’s pioneering spirit in being a revolutionary leap forwards, both for our brand and the supercar segment.” CEO, Mike Flewitt.
This Super Series successor now finally comes with some official information. Telling us that it will use an all new carbon fiber monocoque named the Monocage II. And that the car will weigh in at 1,283kg, 18 less than the 650S. This is due to the new Monocage being solely made of carbon fiber, where the first generation was made of carbon fibre and metal.
Just 18 kilograms? Well, this new monocoque allows for an even lower center of gravity and that means an improvement in terms of dynamics. It also opens the passenger entry further, something we’ll have to try ourselves in March.