McLaren Ultimate Series Roadster

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  1. ProjectWHaT

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    Yet another new McLaren has been announced. This time it is a 2-door roadster in the Ultimate Series (Senna and Speedtail). There is no official name yet, however, it'll be available in 2020 and only 399 will be made. It'll use McLaren’s 4.0L V8 twin-turbo engine and produce a little less than the Senna's 789bhp. It'll be lighter than the 1198kg Senna, making it the lightest McLaren car ever.

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/exclusive-mclaren-launch-extreme-open-cockpit-speedster

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/mclaren-confirms-new-ultimate-series-speedster

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    789hp? That's almost 790hp!
     
  3. Eunos_Cosmo

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    I don't think the Senna is that light. Everything I can find claims 1375kg, making it more than 230kg/500lbs heavier than the Mclaren F1...which I believe still is the lightest Mclaren road car ever.
     
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    I got that number from the Autocar article. I assumed they would know what they're talking about :lol:
     
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    No windshield?

    People with claustrophobia better not buy this car.
     
  6. Chikane

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    Well at least from those renders it already looks better then the Senna and Speedtail (imho) :)
     
  7. McLaren

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    Shame it’ll change for the US market or not offered at all for legality.
     
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    It's something I still don't understand with motor vehicles. Of course the laws play into the type of vehicle, but the logic is what I'm on about.

    This looks like a driver would need a helmet, to operate the car safely. Yet, a motorcyclist is fully exposed on top of the vehicle. Why wouldn't this car that encapsulates the driver, not conform legally, with no windscreen?
     
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  9. CTznOfTime

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    Faster than a Senna without a roof.... Smells like danger if you flip it...
     
  10. Aphelion

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    Looking very nice from those renders to be honest. I am surprised we didnt get 30 completely unintelligable teasers before this one though.