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Next-gen McLaren Super Series to debut in Geneva

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Nica Onate / McLaren | January 05, 2017 15:55

McLaren gives a glimpse of next-gen Super Series with new carbon fiber structure

This year's Geneva International Motor Show will see McLaren debut the next-generation Super Series of cars. As a way to tease the public, the automaker recently released a photo of the Super Series' new carbon fiber central structure that will be used in the new line of supercars.

“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,” said Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive CEO.

According to McLaren, the new Super Series is also now equipped with an ultra-lightweight, carbon fiber central structure, replacing the old carbon fiber and metal cockpit architecture of the first-gen Super Series. In addition, it also features the Monocage II which has a dry weight of only 1,283 kg, lighter than the McLaren 650S by 18 kg.

With the Monocage II, the new McLaren Series also gets a wider cabin entrance and lower sill providing excellent all-round visibility. The new chassis structure also allows a lower center of gravity, which further sharpens the dynamic performance of the second-gen Super Series.

The automaker added that the Monocage II can be specified with 'Visible Monocage' option if clients want to show off the carbon-fiber construction chassis.

Back in 2011, the Super Series lineage began with the debut of the 12C followed by the 12C Spider, 650S Coupe and 650S Spider. The first generation then further expanded in 2015 with the launch of the limited edition 675 Coupe and 675LT Spider.

The new McLaren Super Series will be making its official debut at the upcoming 87th Geneva International Motor Show.