McLaren Automotive has just released more information of its upcoming second-generation McLaren Super Series. Apparently, the new supercar will come to a complete standstill from 200km/h in just 4.6 seconds. To put things in perspective, it takes lesser time for the P14 to decelerate from 200km/h than a Golf R to accelerate to 100km/h!
As reported earlier, the P14 with its new 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 is capable of accelerating from nought to 200km/h in just 7.8 seconds. Through the power of simple mathematics, this means it will get from 0 to 200km/h AND back to standstill in just 12.4 seconds!
It will also take just 117 metres to stop from 200km/h. That’s six metres shorter than the 650S and just one meter shy of the P1 hypercar. For the record, the P1’s manages the same 200 km/h to standstill feat in 4.5 seconds with a total distance of 116 meters.
This exceptional stopping power is thanks to lighter and stiffer brake callipers, carbon-ceramic discs and optimised brake pedal feel. McLaren’s partnership with renowned tyre-maker Pirelli (who tailor made bespoke Pirelli P Zero Corsa for the P14) gives an additional six percent improvment in mechanical grip compared to the 650S. These specially commissioned tyres are said to provide superb driver feedback as well as ensuring extreme levels of grip and braking performance.
The official debut of the P14 couldn’t come any sooner. All will be revealed come 7 March 2017. For now though, enjoy a short clip of Chris Goodwin, Chief Test Driver of McLaren, drifting the P14 around a track.