Carbon-ceramic brake discs come standard!

The slow unveiling of the second-generation McLaren Super Series continues with just two weeks left until the supercar makes it first public appearance at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Having released information about the new V-8 engine and car’s 0-to-124 mph and quarter-mile times, McLaren has now disclosed information about the new braking system it developed for the Super Series.

Consisting of lighter and stiffer calipers and carbon-ceramic discs as standard, the new system provides a more precise brake pedal feel and enhanced stopping power. Specifically, McLaren says that the Super Series needs only 4.6 seconds and 117 meters (383.8 feet) to brake to a standstill from 124 mph, which is six meters (19.6 feet) less than the 650S and almost on par with the McLaren P1.

The figures above are also achieved with help from from new, custom Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires that provide a six percent improvement in mechanical grip over the outgoing model. Developed specifically for McLaren’s new supercar they also deliver enhanced driver feedback.

“The extreme performance and dynamic prowess of the second-generation Super Series, honed by testing at the limits and beyond, provides the perfect foundation for it to be the most complete supercar across the full range of use," said Mclaren chief test driver Chris Goodwin, who added that the company’s new supercar "will also excel in everyday driving."

McLaren will release more information at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show on March 7, so make sure you stay tuned for updates.

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Why it Matters

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When a vehicle is almost on par with the P1 in terms of braking distance, you just know you’re dealing with a tremendous supercar. And while it might not be as powerful or exclusive, it should be nearly as quick and capable on the race track. And all this for the fraction of what owners paid for their P1s. Now this is worth getting excited for!

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Press Release

The second-generation McLaren Super Series, which will be unveiled on March 7 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, is set to redefine expectations of supercar capability with phenomenal stopping performance to equal its extreme acceleration. Reaching 200km/h (124mph) in 7.8 seconds, McLaren’s new supercar can then brake to a standstill in just 4.6 seconds and 117 metres – six metres less than the 650S and almost on par with the legendary McLaren P1TM *.

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“As well as delivering the outstanding driver involvement and enjoyment for which the brand is renowned, McLaren’s new supercar will also excel in everyday driving,” explained McLaren Automotive Chief Test Driver, Chris Goodwin. “The extreme performance and dynamic prowess of the second-generation Super Series, honed by testing at the limits and beyond, provides the perfect foundation for it to be the most complete supercar across the full range of use.” McLaren has released a short film showing the car during dynamic testing, driven by Chris Goodwin.

The exceptional braking capabilities of the second-generation Super Series were perfected during the most rigorous development programme of dynamic technologies ever undertaken by McLaren Automotive. Lighter, stiffer brake calipers, carbon-ceramic discs as standard and optimised brake pedal feel and modulation at the limit are key elements in delivering the incredible stopping power, with tyre performance also critical.

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Working in close co-operation with Pirelli, McLaren engineers developed a new, bespoke Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyre for the second-generation Super Series that supports a six per cent improvement in mechanical grip compared to the McLaren 650S. The Corsa tyre is one of a range of Pirelli tyres developed specifically for McLaren’s new supercar, all of which provide superb driver feedback as well as ensuring extreme levels of grip and braking performance.

Further details of the second-generation McLaren Super Series will be confirmed on March 7, when a full range of images will also be available.

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