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McLaren Is Gearing Up For The 650S Successor Faster Than You Probably Thought

Let's just say it's less than a year away.

We’ve been nothing less than impressed with McLaren lately and its ambitious plan to launch 15 news cars by 2022. But we won't have to wait long to see what's coming next from Woking, UK. With the successful launch of the 570S, 570GT, 675LT coupe and spider now in the bank, as well as production ending on the P1, McLaren is now turning its attention to its Super Series 650S successor. According to Autocar, that successor could arrive as soon as Geneva next March.

Currently codenamed P14, there’s been speculation the supercar’s final name will begin with ‘7’ because of it having at least 700 hp. We also know that its engine will be a more advanced version of the existing 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8. Also expect to see McLaren make various improvements to its renowned carbon fiber tub. Perhaps one of the biggest goals McLaren has for the P14 is to separate it further from the 570S Sports Series, a car we know to be outstanding in performance, driving characteristics and design. Expect the P14 to go even further than the 650S. Its design will be a “big leap” for the brand, according to design chief Frank Stephenson.

“It’s unpredictable. It will raise eyebrows. It’s got a lot of things that just haven’t been done in car design before.” Radical active aerodynamics will also be incorporated, and the interior layout will supposedly be unlike anything else McLaren has done. Can you tell we’re excited here? You should be too, but we’ll have to wait until early 2017 to see what McLaren’s talented team of designers and engineers are cooking up this very moment.

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