McLaren to Build Open-Cockpit Speedster


McLaren Speedster
Rendering from Autocar

A Limited Run Hypercar

How fast will you dare to go in an open-top speedster? How fast before the skin on your face flaps in the wind? Those are the first questions we had when we read that McLaren would produce a speedster hypercar. According to Autocar, the company plans to build a speedster that will sit at the top of the company’s model line right up there with the Senna and the Speedtail

Designed for the road, the point of the speedster will be to maximize the driver’s engagement and enjoyment. It’ll do this while still providing extremely high levels of performance and technology. According to Autocar, the unnamed source who discussed the model will feature a more fluid interpretation of the company’s design language. 

The car is supposed to have McLaren’s 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine. The model won’t include any electrification. Official power numbers aren’t known but Autocar suspects it’ll be below the Senna’s 789 hp. The vehicle will likely get a dual-clutch gearbox and should weigh even less than the Senna. The price will likely fall around $1.9 million. 

Autocar reached out to McLaren for further details but the company wouldn’t reveal any more information and said they couldn’t comment on possible future vehicles. We’ll keep you updated with any new developments.