Ever since McLaren started to manufacture cars, every model it has made has the same 3.8L V8 engine with different tuning on different models. But, the second-generation McLaren Super series will be different.
The second-generation McLaren Super Series, which will make its public debut on March 7 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, will be powered by a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine company confirmed in media statement. The engine’s code name is M840T and will feature a new turbocharger design.
McLaren claims that drivers will be able accelerate from standstill to 200km/h in 7.8 seconds, accompanied by crisp exhaust note that is among the most emotive of any McLaren.
“The new 4.0-litre M840T is an outstanding engine powering an exceptional supercar capable of covering a standing quarter mile in 10.3 seconds,” commented McLaren Super Series Vehicle Line Director, Haydn Baker. “Power, torque and throttle response are all significantly enhanced compared to the first-generation Super Series, yet with fuel efficiency and emissions also notably improved.”
The ultra-low inertia, twin-scroll turbochargers fitted to the new M840T engine typify the engineering philosophy of advancement in every area, pursued throughout the development of McLaren’s new supercar. Spooling up more rapidly than previous designs, they deliver reduced turbo lag and quicker throttle response.
Owners will also be able to showcase the heart of their new car – in particular, the cast-aluminium air intake plenum with McLaren Speedmark logo on top of the new V8 engine with engine bay illumination that operates on vehicle unlocking.