McLaren to unveil latest supercar in December

23 November 2018 - 12:09 By AFP Relaxnews
McLaren will unveil its new supercar on 8 December 2018
McLaren will unveil its new supercar on 8 December 2018
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McLaren has released teasers of what we can safely assume is the convertible version of the McLaren 720S Spider, which is to be unveiled December 8 – who needs warm weather to ride a drop-top anyway?

From the single image and 13-second video that the company shared Wednesday of what looks to be a convertible derivative of the McLaren 720S Spider, we can see pretty much see the entire exterior and get a taste of the interior. Despite the specs not being announced yet, we're reasonably confident that this car will have impressive power – it is a supercar, after all.

If the model is anything like its fixed-roof counterpart, the car may be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine capable of 530kW and 770Nm of torque.

From the short press release announcing the debut, we know that this car is the second one to be released under McLaren's Track25 business plan, a project to convert the company's entire lineup to hybrid models by 2025. McLaren is planning on releasing 18 new models to accomplish this; the Speedtail, revealed in late October, was the first, and this will be the second.

The car will be officially unveiled on December 8 at 20:10 GMT.