In 2018 McLaren announced an ambitious expansion plan it called Track25. This business plan outlined a £1,2billion investment in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025. We’ve covered several of those new models on our site over time (McLaren news) Earlier today the company CEO announced a new McLaren Ultimate Series supercar.
This new McLaren Ultimate Series focuses on the exhilaration of pure, open-top driving. The unnamed model is a two-seat, open cockpit roadster that will be the latest offering in McLaren’s range-topping Ultimate series, that includes the P1, Senna and Speedtail. Just 399 examples of this roadster will be produced.
McLaren’s teaser image shows classical roadster proportions, sweeping lines, and low-profile dihedral doors. In many ways, this reminds us of the Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 models. McLaren’s press blurb states that by using its trademark carbon-fibre construction the, as yet unnamed model, will be the lightest car ever produced by McLaren Automotive. Like all other cars in the portfolio, it will be powered by a version of the company’s twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
In his own words
“At McLaren Automotive we are consistently pushing the boundaries to deliver the purest and most engaging driving experience whether for the road or track. Our two current ultimate series cars, the Senna and Speedtail, offer unique and distinct driving experiences. Now this new addition to the Ultimate Series, an open-cockpit roadster, will take road-focused driving pleasure to new levels.”
Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive