Sunday, February 19, 2017

McLaren M840T - 720S

The second-generation McLaren Super Series will be the first modern McLaren not powered by the company's 3.8-liter V8. The new supercar, which debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, will have an all-new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8.

In addition to more displacement, the new engine will feature a new turbocharger design. New twin-scroll turbos will be able to spool up faster than previous designs, cutting down on the dreaded “turbo lag”.
McLaren claims the V8 will propel the Super Series from 0 to 124 mph in 7.8 seconds, and the standing quarter mile in 10.3 seconds. Besides the new engine, the second-generation Super Series will be based on a new body structure called Monocage II. The company expects the carbon-fiber-intensive design to cut just under 40 pounds of weight. McLaren is targeting a dry curb weight of 2,828 pounds.