McLaren Super Series looking to set the Benchmark for latest Gen Supercars

Published Date: 15th Feb 2017

McLaren release New Super Series 4.0-litre engine to power the next generation of supercars

A Brand-New Twin-turbocharged V8 gives huge performance by accelerating to 200km/h (124mph) in just 7.8 seconds and will cover a quarter mile in 10.3 seconds from stationary.

The trendy racing exhaust system has been tailor-tuned to match the immense performance of the engine; there is also a choice of a sports exhaust.

This newly engineered 4.0-litre beauty will be illuminated by engine bay illumination as part of the welcome process upon unlocking the car.

McLaren’s second-generation Super Series is due to make a world exclusive debut on March 7 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, is poised to raise previously accepted limits of supercar performance. Drivers will be able to enjoy acceleration from standing to 124mph in just 7.8 seconds, accompanied by a crisp and clean exhaust sound that is more impressive than any McLaren so far.

“The new 4.0-litre M840T is an outstanding engine powering an exceptional supercar capable of covering a standing quarter mile in 10.3 seconds,” explained McLaren Super Series Vehicle Line Director, Haydn Baker. “Power, torque and throttle response are all significantly enhanced compared to the first-generation Super Series, yet with fuel efficiency and emissions also notably improved.”

The new 4.0-litre engine signals its performance with an exhaust sound with a sophisticated balance of harmonics while delivering a crescendo of characteristics, according to engine rpm and load. A sports exhaust is optional for those who want still more aural excitement.

Owners will also be able to showcase the heart of their new car – in particular, the cast-aluminium air intake plenum with McLaren Speedmark logo on top of the new V8 engine – with engine bay illumination that operates on vehicle unlocking.

More details of the second-generation McLaren Super Series, including engine and performance specifications, will be confirmed on March 7.