This is actually the new McLaren supercar’s wing
You’ll see the entire vehicle in March. Particularly, in the Geneva Motor Display on 7 March. For now, we’ve only snapshots teasers for that McLaren ‘Super Series’ substitute.
So, following a giddy unveil from the new ‘Monocage II’ earlier this year – itself lighter with lower sills and bigger door apertures than ever before – may we present wing. Or at best a little bit of wing. Particularly, a very, really close-up look at the wing.
We’re told this second Super Series generation – which includes such wonders because the 650S, 675LT and 675LT Spider – is two times as aero efficient because the 650S. It has more downforce and cooling too, and we’re guaranteed it’ll be also quite “visually beautiful”.
Here we are at some percentages. To Mark Vinnels, McLaren Automotive’s professional director for product. “A selection of advanced aerodynamic technologies plays a role in maximum generated downforce 50 plus percent more than those of the McLaren 650S and ensures truly outstanding amounts of grip and stability,” he states. “We also have markedly improved cooling efficiency, having a 15 percent gain overall along with a particular concentrate on air flow towards the engine’s hot temperature radiators via a unique new style of dihedral door.”
The active wing rises to optimise aero efficiency, and could be deployed being an air brake in under half another to assist that tricky braking balance at high-speed when things might or might not go quite wrong.
We’re also told the doorways have separate ductwork inside the structure itself: one pushes air from the top door in to the radiators to awesome the engine, as the other draws air in the wheelarch to help boost downforce. It’s a technology we first saw around the McLaren P1.