The latest rumor off the mill calls for the successor to the McLaren 650S Coupe to already be showcased during next year’s Geneva Motor Show taking place in March.
McLaren only introduced the 650S Coupe about two years ago, but it appears the Woking-based supercar brand is already working on its successor – allegedly getting dressed in a significantly different design, both inside and out. The new model has been codenamed “P14,” and will make use of an evolution of the biturbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that currently has 650 PS (641 hp / 478 kW) and 500 pound-feet (678 Newton meters) of torque inside the standard 650S Coupe. So far, some rumors even called for the successor to have the “7” number at the start of its name, meaning more than 700 hp, but the company spokesperson have refuted this last bit.
It appears company CEO Mike Flewitt has already tipped the press about the 650S replacement coming with an improved version of the MonoCell carbon fiber chassis. It appears the brand has decided to keep a larger gap between the 570S, basic Sports Series and the middleweight Super Series. It appears the successor to the 650S will be faster than the current iteration, also using active aerodynamics applied on a body with a revolutionary design. Frank Stephenson, the head of styling at McLaren has visions of a “big leap” and a significantly modified interior cabin. The company is working on downsizing its engines – so we could see McLarens with six cylinders – and also preparing the transition to electric powertrains with hybrid evolutions.