It may have been introduced last year, but that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t considering replacing it.
According to a recent report, the McLaren 650S is going to receive a successor in 2018. The announcement hasn’t been made official at this point, but according to the guys from Autocar, the model in question has been codenamed the P14. It will be more powerful than its predecessor and it will need less time to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph). Despite being a “new model”, this will carrying the carbon fiber tub of the 650S and the MP4-12C, along with the 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine, found across the lineup.
The design of the upcoming exotic model has been described as “even crazier” then the one of the P1, by Frank Stephenson, the carmaker’s design director. A Spider version, with the folding hard-top, will also be introduced, but this will happen one year later. As a small reminder, the McLaren 650S has been in production since 2014, when it replaced the MP4-12C. The model is offered in two body styles, 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster, with a rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. Under its hood, we can find the 3.8 liter twin turbo V8, capable of putting down 641 HP (478 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque. Power is being sent to the RWD through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 3 seconds and top speed is 333 km/h (207 mph).