A new report indicates McLaren has plans to replace the 650S sometime in 2018, followed by a Spider in 2019.
A new report indicates McLaren has plans to replace the 650S sometime in 2018.
Some people have expressed their criticism regarding McLaren's rollout plan as it seems there's a new model around the corner at all times, thus making the old one obsolete very fast. It seems that won't be the case with the 650S as a replacement isn't due until 2018, according to sources close to Woking cited by British magazine Autocar.
Codenamed P14, the model will be more powerful than the 650S which as the name suggests has 650 PS (478 kW) and it will also be quicker, with a rumored 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) performance in less than three seconds and a top speed in excess of 205 mph (330 km/h).
Although it's being billed as an "all-new" model, the report specifies it will carry over the carbon fiber tub and V8 twin-turbo 3.8-liter engine wrapped around in a design which is believed to represent a significant departure from the 650S. Company's design director Frank Stephenson is describing the P14 as "even crazier" than the P1 while keeping the familiar front bumper design and side-mounted air intakes.
Unsurprisingly, McLaren is also cooking up a Spider version with a folding hard top roof, but that won't be out sooner than 2019 and both body styles will cost more than the current 650S duo.