We spotted the first in an extended type of new McLaren models screening on UK streets previously this month – and now our eagle-eyed photographers have trapped the McLaren 650S-alternative in warmer climes. It’s likely to release in 2018, following the 570S Spider comes next year.
With the McLaren 650S fast approaching its fourth birthday, the English automaker is hard at work on putting its successor on the road by 2018. The substitute to McLaren’s access in its Super Series lineup wasn’t expected to turn up until 2017 with a debut slated for the Geneva Motor Show. The most recent spy injections of the new model, which is codenamed P14, tests in Spain shows that the supercar is well underway.
2018 McLaren 650S Redesign
So far, we can let you know the design details will be sharper, as, for illustration, the new LED technology allows working designers to deliver amazingly sleek headlamps.
The front-end disguise features two cutouts for the signals, suggesting that the headlamps and LED working lamps have been split with modified air intakes below. The trunk looks distinctly different, with reshaped shoulder blades and oval exhausts taken from the McLaren 675LT straight. We’re expecting the finished car will borrow a few styling cues from the 570S, too.
2018 McLaren 650S Engine
Insurance repository information because of this latest development car implies the production model will maintain a 3.8-litre V8 engine like that its predecessor. At 2min 55sec into the video the car’s distinctive exhaust take note of can be heard.
McLaren’s 3.8-litre twin turbocharged engine should remain, with a number of tweaks to ensure electricity and torque levels can match with the 650S’ fiercest rival – the newer and more powerful Ferrari 488 GTB. The current 641bhp number should move towards limited-run 675LT’s 666bhp productivity as a result. The Maranello supercar offers up 660bhp, manages 0-62mph in 3.0 seconds and visits a top velocity of 205mph so those will be the targets to defeat.
2018 McLaren 650S Release Date
The 650S is likely to be unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but may find its way onto the Internet much sooner than that.