McLaren’s Next Ultimate Series Model Is A Limited Production Roadster

This year’s Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance will host an all-new Ultimate Series McLaren model, a yet-unnamed two-seat, open cockpit roadster.

The British automaker says that the new model will debut in late 2020 and that production will be limited to just 399 cars. Meanwhile, its price tag should see it positioned somewhere between the McLaren Senna ($958,966) and the Speedtail (£2.1 million GBP).

Speaking of these two, while the Senna is focused on being the ultimate road-legal track car, and the Speedtail is all about high-speed aerodynamic efficiency, the new roadster will look to offer “the purest distillation of road-focused driving pleasure and an unrivaled sense of driver connection with the surrounding environment.”

In terms of styling and performance, we can expect elegant sweeping lines and low-profile dihedral doors to serve as eye candy, while the carbon fiber construction and twin-turbocharged V8 engine will take care of the rest. By the way, the engine is “a version” of the same unit that powers the Senna.

Also read: MSO Made A Special McLaren GT For Pebble Beach

Interestingly enough, this is also said to be the lightest car ever produced by McLaren.

“At McLaren Automotive we are consistently pushing the boundaries to deliver the purest and most engaging driving experience whether for the road or track. Our two current Ultimate Series cars, the Senna and Speedtail, offer unique and distinct driving experiences. Now this new addition to the Ultimate Series, an open-cockpit roadster, will take road-focused driving pleasure to new levels,” stated the company’s CEO, Mike Flewitt.

  • Willzyx

    I assume won’t be coming to US due to windshield regulations? SLR Sterling Moss and Zonda Barchetta weren’t sold in US for that reason. And you can’t import them based on “show and display” rule either.

    • Knotmyrealname

      Why not? That’s how the Speedtail is getting sold.

  • Mat

    Copying Ferrari…

    • donald seymour

      No they’re serving competition in lieu of the Ferrari roadster.

    • Some ol’ bloke

      Do you seriously think that if a cars first images are released just a couple of months apart, the company who is “copying” has made a whole car in that space of time? Name anyone who also knew of the Ferrari sp1/2 (if that isn’t its name I’m sorry) more than a couple of months before that too.

      • Mat

        Search when first pictures of SP1 and SP2 arrived and then ask again but to reply… Yes… It won’t be a problem.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      that’s an invalid statement…..this is competition

  • HG504

    Mclaren have made far so many “special ultimate series” models in such a short span to the point where they don’t feel special whatsoever anymore, same reused 4.0L V8 architecture too. Lame

    • Some ol’ bloke

      3 cars all with different purposes – A open top speedster (are they even called that), A track focused car which can lap a track about 4 seconds quicker than an aston martin Vulcan and a “Hyper Gt” Focused completely on top speed and stuff like comfort… Also, you didn’t mention on the Bugatti Post (The company that pushed out 4 cars with the same interior, chassis and engine, all of which sharing probably 80% of parts with each other) This Point

    • MarketAndChurch

      Pagani kind of does that too sometimes. I don’t think its an issue because there’s more people wishing to own high end Mclaren’s than there are high end Mclaren’s to go around, so why not have yours be special.

  • Mr. EP9

    Looks more like a speedster if you ask me but it’s fine either way. At least, I hope so so far as the styling is concerned.

  • sidewaysspin

    Boring, McLaren cars are boring, they may be fast but are a bit bland.

  • Who cares. As usual this is sold out.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I wish this was a Jaguar.

  • exeptor

    These are the kind of cars I like to see revealed. Of course this is nothing more than a toy which will stay in the garage 99% of the time (if not 100%), but on the other hand many of the rare supercars do the same, so at least these speedsters (like SP1/2) will look different and cool.

  • Scherpereel Clement
  • SteersUright

    Pointless?

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