McLaren P14 Spotted: 650S Successor Set To Compete With Ferrari 488 GTB

Sep 10, 2016 04:57 AM EDT | Mariechris Felipe


A batch of McLaren P14 spy photos has circulated on the web yesterday, as the vehicle was allegedly spotted in the South of Spain by a fan. The 2018 successor of the McLaren 650S will make its debut on the Geneva Motor Show on February, and it is expected to compete with the Ferrari 488 GTB because of its powerful engine.

Spy Photos Show An Impressive Aerodynamic Design

Spy photos show an aerodynamic change of the P14, including a center-focused body bringing the panels tighter to the driver's compartment, stretched side mirrors, shorter and simpler rear and a deployable rear wing.

The McLaren P14 seemed to have ditched the carmaker's logo-style headlight, switching to smaller pointier LED lights that are both stylish and functional. The lights also seems to be integrated with the vehicle's air intakes underneath.

Check out all the spy photos here.

P14's Inside Power Is The Real Gem

As impressive as the spy photos are, fans can't deny the fact that the real gem of the McLaren P14 is still its engine. The new model will feature an evolution of the V8 twin-turbo 3.8-liter 650S, which delivers 650 hp and 678 Nm of torque. The power of the upcoming vehicle is also rumored to reach 700 hp, or possibly even higher.

The new model will continue to have the MonoCell carbon fiber chassis MonoCell and some of the key components of the 650S. Now that the brand sells the McLaren 570S, executives want to distance themselves a bit more from the Sport Series and Super Series models through the upcoming launch of the McLaren P14.

The current model is able to go from zero to 100 km/h in 3 seconds and a top speed of 333 km/h. These records can be improved because of the P14's photographed aerodynamic system. 

Rumors state that McLaren is developing a new 6-cylinder engine in order to comply with antipollution regulations. The P14 will allegedly have this.

For now, McLaren Fans should be thankful to see these spy photos and just wait until Geneva Motor Show to fully see the McLaren P14.

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