How to get a supercar for less than one million dollars, you buy McLaren? It is good enough to compete with opponents like Lamborghini, or Ferrari, and yet several times cheaper. The 2018 McLaren P14 is the direct substitute of the 650S, which has been on the market since 2014. The new model P14 will be subordinate to P1. It is expected that coupe will feature the monocoque body, made of carbon fiber, holding the signature of McLaren. This time, it will be offered with a more powerful V8 turbocharged engine for an enhanced performance. It will also be crammed with new technologies to vie resourcefully with its class competitor, the 488 GTB from Ferrari.
2018 McLaren P14 Exterior
The next generation McLaren P14 will come with an athletic, but also lighter and bit aggressive design that 650s, but with soft and round lines. The body of the new two-door sports coupe will be constructed with the combination of light materials, such as aluminum and carbon fiber. The intention of making it a more performance-focused vehicle and to improve acceleration. P14 will have a lower center of gravity, carrying tighter panels tighter to the driver section. It comes with elongated side mirrors that offer the vehicle a wider back stance.
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Moreover, the new coupe will get notable external changes that include redesigned entry air vents on both sides, attractively designed LED headlamps(like on P1), which will give it a “dangerous” look. Also, the exhaust is at the center of the rear part and it has spheral shape. The front part and side part will have bigger air intakes, as well. If we look wheels from pictures, it remind us to that one from P1, again.
Around back, the new McLaren P14 2018 will be simpler and shorter than the earlier model, but it comes equipped with the useful wings at its back, similar to that of the 650S.
The new McLaren P14 2018 will be offered with a distinctive design according to the tastes of modern day buyers. The cabin comes equipped with comfortable seats for two people to allow them to have a relaxed and safe ride(bucket seats). All seats inside the cabin come upholstered in specially selected leather, and the latest infotainment system. Some of the standard interior features include USB and Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, an active sound technique, etc.
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New McLaren P14 2018 Engine
The all-new 2018 McLaren P14 is should have old/new V8 twin-turbo engine with the size of 3.8 liters. This power unit for certainly will have more hp than 650s, it could be an impressive 660-680 ponies and the essential twist of 650 pounds per foot. With this powertrain, we expected it to go from 0-60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds and the maximum velocity of 205 mph.
It is also rumored that the new coupe will be offered with a hybrid engine with V8 combo(rumor is 2.9 or 3.8 liters), but the automaker has not yet confirmed about it. If the rumor becomes true, it will get more a power with help of electric motor, than the one offered by the traditional 3.8-liter engine.
2018 McLaren P14 Price and Release date
Even though the base price and the date of release of the 2018 McLaren P14 are not yet revealed. It is expected that the new vehicle should hit the market during the first quarter of 2018 or late 2017, with the estimated cost of $255,000. Roadster will have a 15-20% bigger price.
2018 McLaren P14 spy photos