Something revolutionary is in the works for the Geneva International Motor Show. What began with the 12C Spider has reached its zenith with the 675 LT. A new generation of McLaren’s Super Series is in development, and it will serve as the basis for up to 15 new models. Since 2011 the one piece carbon fiber chassis, or “Monocage”, has seen continual evolution. But supercar technology has a tendency to change at a rapid pace, so the 2nd generation Super Series will be the first clean sheet build in McLaren history.
McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt explained: “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.” The new chassis is “Monocage II” and it has some welcomed upgrades. A lower sill will make for easy entry, and a lower center of gravity. It will allow the new car to be 40 lbs lighter than the outgoing 650S with more comfort and rigidity. A new option will be the visible monocage, which deletes the A-pillar interior trim in order to see the structure. It will be formally unveiled on March 7th, so stay with us for all your McLaren news.