Our new supercar will be powered by an engine that’s not only a technical triumph but also a work of art.
The twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 will help the Super Series, which will be unveiled to the world at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 7, to raise the limits of supercar performance.
With more power and torque than its predecessor the engine will power the Super Series from standstill to 124mph (200km/h) in just 7.8 seconds – and on to cover a quarter mile in 10.3 seconds.
It’s an outstanding engine powering an exceptional supercar,’ said 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 engine – adorned with McLaren Speedmark logo – is such a beautiful piece of engineering design it is illuminated in red whenever the doors are unlocked. A piece of pure theatre visible through the cooling ducts above the engine bay.
In addition to performance and aesthetics, the engine and exhaust have been tuned to deliver a rich, soulful sound that encourages you to explore the full rev range before every gear change.
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