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Second-Generation McLaren Super Series Set To Raise The Limits Of Supercar Performance

MaLaren's new powerplant as seen through the carbon-fiber cowling. Image Credit: McLaren Media

 

Second-Generation McLaren Super Series Set To Raise The Limits Of Supercar Performance

  • New 4.0-litre engine will power second-generation McLaren Super Series
  • Twin-turbocharged V8 provides stunning performance: acceleration to 200km/h (124mph) takes 7.8 seconds and the standing quarter mile 10.3 seconds
  • New exhaust system has been tuned to provide a soundtrack to match the extreme performance of the engine, with the further option of a sports exhaust
  • Engineered beauty of new 4.0-litre engine showcased by engine bay illumination as part of the welcome sequence on vehicle unlocking

The second-generation McLaren Super Series, which will make its public debut on March 7 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, is poised to raise previously accepted limits of supercar performance. Drivers will be able to enjoy acceleration from standstill to 200km/h (124mph) in just 7.8 seconds, accompanied by a soulful, clean and crisp exhaust note that is among the most emotive of any McLaren.

The New McLaren Automotive Composites Technology Centre

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  • McLaren Automotive to in-source future production of the carbon fiber Monocell and Monocage chassis
  • More than 200 new jobs to be created
  • The company’s first bespoke facility outside of the McLaren Technology Centre campus, based close to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Sheffield


McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its new Composites Technology Centre. Based close to the campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, and built with support from Sheffield City Council, the new Centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the Monocell and Monocage carbon fiber chassis in future McLaren cars. This next generation Monocell will be built using advanced automated manufacturing techniques developed in conjunction with the AMRC. The new facility is due to start construction in early 2017 with the first pre-production carbon fiber chassis expected to be delivered to the McLaren Technology Centre in the second half of 2017 using trial manufacturing processes in the AMRC before going into full production by 2020.

McLaren Automotive Annouces Second Generation Super Series The New Core of the McLaren Brand

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  • New McLaren supercar will debut on March 7 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show
  • Second generation of the Super Series is McLaren Automotive’s first-ever replacement of a product family and the first of the 15 new cars defined in the company’s Track22 Business Plan
  • New carbon fiber Monocage II body structure delivers extreme strength and contributes to the car’s light weight

A new era will begin for McLaren Automotive this March with the launch of the second generation of its Super Series at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. The first of the 15 new cars cited in the company’s Track22 Business Plan, the second-generation Super Series is also the first replacement of a product family by the British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars.

McLaren Automotive Announces its First International Internship

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McLaren Automotive has awarded its first international internship to a student from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Following in the footsteps of the McLaren founder, Bruce McLaren, Andrew McLaren (no relation), a third-year student in the Faculty of Engineering studying Mechatronics Engineering, will spend nine weeks at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, working alongside the company’s Research and Development engineers.

McLaren Automotive Launches Inaugural Engineering Apprenticeship

McLaren Automotive first Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme Image Credit: McLaren Media

McLaren Automotive has launched its first Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme. The three-year NVQ Level 3 apprenticeship program, introduced a year ahead of schedule, complements the company’s existing graduate and work placement programs. An initial intake of 15 apprentices will be employed, with the potential of more to follow afterwards.

McLaren MP4-12C Makes Its Southern California Debut

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McLaren MP4-12C Makes Its Southern California Debut

I spent time over lunch, Tuesday, interviewing my new best friend, Frank Stephenson - Design Director for McLaren Automotive Limited. The silver McLaren MP4-12C was flown from London to the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) to be debuted to select members of the Automotive Press. The $238,000, nearly 600 HP piece of exquisite supercar engineering is expected to go on sale sometime this summer ... so save your nickels.

 

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