McLaren confirms a new model due at Geneva next month

McLaren Automotive officially confirmed to be revealing a new car at the Geneva Motor Show next month, along with a photo teaser, hinting at the model’s new name: 650S.

As usual, specifics for the 650S were kept to a bare minimum. Though in their report, AutoBlog spoke with McLaren’s Global Communications Director, Wayne Bruce, who said that the 650S won’t be replacing the 12C and it is not the highly anticipated, Porsche 911-fighting P13. Instead, the car will sit in between the P1 and the MP4-12C while incorporating valuable lessons learned with both cars.

Otherwise, previous rumors and reports suggested that the new 650S is a high-performance version of the 12C, which includes more power, less weight, carbon ceramic brakes and more track-focused tuning. Another rumor suggested a car that sits between the P1 and the 12C, called the P15.

But either way, we’ll know for sure as time unfolds from now until the Geneva Auto Show.

The McLaren 650S: A New Chapter For McLaren Automotive And The Supercar

McLaren Automotive will reveal at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show the latest addition to its range of groundbreaking supercars – the McLaren 650S.

Designed and developed to offer the enthusiast driver the ultimate in luxury, engagement and excitement, as well as dramatic yet beautiful styling, the McLaren 650S is the result of 50 years of competing, and winning, at the highest levels of motorsport. It takes learnings from both the 12C as well as the sell-out McLaren P1™ and will be positioned between the two on McLaren Automotive’s supercar grid.

More details of the McLaren 650S will be announced in the run-up to the car’s global reveal which will take place on Stand 1240, Hall 1 at 12.00CET (11.00GMT), Tuesday 4 March 2014 in Geneva.

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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