Rumors: McLaren Teases Its New 911 Fighter, the Sports Series

Cars, News I By Winding Road Staff I November 11, 2014
McLaren has a name for its upcoming sports car, one which is set to go toe-to-toe with the likes of the Audi R8, Porsche 911 GT3. Aptly titled the Sport Series, the new McLaren will be an “entry level” option that’s designed to be more of a sports car than a supercar like the 650S, and the company has now released a solitary image of a prototype Sports Series undergoing testing.
Much like the rest of McLaren’s lineup, the Sports Series is expected to use a carbon fiber monocoque with a detuned version of the twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 found in the MP4-12C, 650S and P1 mounted amidships. That motor will be hooked up to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and send the power to the rear wheels.
The teaser doesn’t reveal a whole lot beyond the obvious: it will follow McLaren’s current design language, it will almost certainly be a two-seater, and hints of the P1 – here found in the headlights, specifically – will certainly be on hand as well. But perhaps the most important revelation from this heavily camouflaged test mule shot is the fact that a McLaren sports car is well on its way to becoming a reality. 

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Adamastor Introduces the FURIA, the First Portuguese Supercar

PORTO, Portugal, May 14, 2024 – The history of the Portuguese car industry is filled with good examples of the significance of Portuguese entrepreneurship, the desire to…

May 14, 2024
Genesis confirms THREE Debuts for 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Global, European and UK debuts from Genesis at this year’s Festival of Speed New Genesis stand to create immersive and inspiring brand experience for customers…

May 13, 2024
Building on Greatness: Redesigned Toyota Camry Goes All-Hybrid at Kentucky Plant

Ninth-Generation Camry Rolls off the Line; Showcases Commitment to Electrification and Long-Term Job Stability in the U.S. GEORGETOWN, Ky., May 8, 2024 – Team members at…

May 08, 2024
Lamborghini Urus SE: The first Plug-in Hybrid Super SUV

New design, 800 CV of power, over 60km range in electric mode, with best-in-class performance and top speed in its category Sant’Agata Bolognese/Beijing, 24 April…

April 24, 2024
Toyota Research Institute Announces Multimillion-Dollar Challenge to Accelerate Research in New Advanced Materials

Challenge Aimed at Accelerating the Transition to Cleaner Energy Solutions LOS ALTOS, Calif., and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 18, 2024) —Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announces a multiyear,…

April 18, 2024


Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.