Does This Make For A Convinving McLaren Speedster Hypercar?

McLaren is said to be working on an open-cockpit speedster for its range-topping Ultimate Series to be sold alongside the Senna and Speedtail hyper-GT.

At this stage, not much is known about the British car manufacturer’s upcoming supercar, but we are told it will have a more elegant design than the track-focused Senna.

This rendering from All Car News takes a shot of giving us a glimpse of what the car may look like when it is unveiled later this year or in early 2020.

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The design is obviously inspired by the Speedtail. Consequently, the front end consists of thin diagonal headlights free of the controversial ‘eye sockets’ of the 720S. Something akin to the open cockpit of the Ferrari SP2 Monza has then been grafted onto the car and offset with a pair of large air intakes on either side. While we are pretty sure the actual car won’t look like this, the rendering does show how well McLaren’s current design language translates into a speedster.

It is unclear what engine will power McLaren’s new Ultimate Series model, but it most likely won’t be a hybridized system like the one in Speedtail. Instead, the company’s familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 will have to make do (…), perhaps with a similar amount of grunt to the 789 hp offered up by the Senna. Coincidentally, this would also put Woking’s creation within striking distance of Ferrari’s SP1 and SP2 models which deliver 798 hp from their naturally-aspirated V12s.

 

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McLaren SPEEDSTER Render 🇬🇧😍 ______________________________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [7/28/19] Meet the official @allcarnews McLaren Speedster render! So what is the McLaren Speedster? Well it is the upcoming new addition to the ultimate series and is planned to be launched after the Senna and Speedtail are all delivered! Like the Ferrari SP1 and SP2, this new Ultimate series will be an open top but should retain its mid engined design and apparently will be not a track car but focused on a pure driving experience! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏁 @Allcarnews Spec Sheet: So what will power it? Well the rumors are saying it won’t be hybridized like the Speedtail or all future McLaren’s but instead will get the 4.0L TT V8 from the Senna making anywhere between 720HP-760HP with a super light weight of under 2,700lbs! 🏁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So how did I make this render? Well it started out with a 720s spider that received a face transplant from the Speedtail that took some effort to fit on! Then it got a heavily modified side intake from the new McLaren GT, a open top from the SP2, and custom mods include that steering wheel area, a more aggressive ressive rear haunch area, removed lower air intake and other little touches! ________________________________________ ACN EXTRA: Expect a reveal date from 2020-2021! ________________________________________ -Text by @allcarnews -Images by Allcarnews ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SENNA #SPEEDTAIL An #allcarnews post #V8 #McLaren #UK #Speedster #MonzaSp2 #MonzaSP1 #McLarenSenna #720s #600LT #race ||#powerful #performance #turbocharged #advanced #SupercarsRevamped #Supercar #HyperCar #ItsWhiteNoise #M3CS #MadWhips #manual #Carstagram #BlackList #AmazingCars247

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  • Andrewthecarguy

    Yes.
    Yes it does.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Can someone please tell MSO to do this

  • Ben

    Essentially a new Stirling Moss.

  • Jay_Sam

    Why do you think hyper series car will get a front bumper from a super series (720S)? Totally wrong rendering. Also look at the side profile of the car which is almost a direct copy from 720S.

  • exeptor

    Yes, it totally works! Very expensive, but super attractive toy.

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