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Sunday, July 28, 2019

McLaren is preparing a sexy roofless street-legal speedster

McLaren's efforts to become one of the dominant players in the supercar and hypercar world never ends. With many well-established competitors such as Ferrari and Lamborghini, McLaren may not be at the top of the game. In fact, they must defeat the competitors. How? And the latest is to prepare the open-top speedster.
McLaren's new open-top body speedster will clothe a mid-mounted engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GwDmLP)
As quoted by Autocar, a new roofless hypercar is being worked on by McLaren's crew in Woking, England and will appear next to McLaren Senna and Speedtail as part of the McLaren Ultimate Series in the near future. 

If Senna is very focused on tracks, and Speedtails aimed at high cruise speeds and aerodynamic efficiency, so the upcoming no-name speedster is about pure driving pleasure. It will be projected to become a street-legal car and carry a lot of high technologies.

One thing that was greatly appreciated by the McLaren's design team (led by Rob Melville) was the fact that they could start with a blank sheet of paper for each new model. Unlike Ferrari, McLaren is not held by tradition.

According to Autocar sources, the new speedster will have a more "flowing" interpretation of the McLaren's design language when compared to existing models. And the interior design will closely match that of the exterior and is set to feature McLaren's low-profile dihedral ‘butterfly’ doors.
Two-seat speedster will have expressive, flowing surfaces. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GwDmLP)
The handling will be very agile with a high level driver response. A dynamic driving experience combined with an open cockpit will produce the most exciting McLaren street-legal car to date. Regarding the power, it will come from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine unit that is the same as the Speedtail.
However, the new speedster will not accept any electrification system, so its power might be under the Senna. However, the use of carbon fiber and no-roof profile will make the car lighter. The total production will obviously be very limited, but 500 units might be sound quite exclusive.
Lastly about the prices, it will be similar to the cost of Ferrari SP1 and SP2, so these car has a price tag of around US. $1.75 million. To be sure, the production of this car will not start until the last Speedtail production is complete. It is estimated that the car will begin construction in late 2020 or early 2021. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THESUPERCARBLOG | AUTOCAR | CARBUZZ]
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