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UPDATE: McLaren Speedster Rendered (No Roof), Out For Ferrari Monza SP2 Blood

Ever since its road car returb back in 2011, McLaren hasn't made a secret out of the fact that it targets Ferrari. And it looks like Maranello's new Icona Series, which has brought us the Monza SP1 and SP2, has sparked interest in Woking. Rumors of a McLaren Speedster that would rival the said Italian models showed up earlier this summer and now the Internet has come up with a rendering of the thing.
McLaren Speedster Rendered 1 photo
The pixel play portrays the upcoming McLaren Speedster (the name hasn't been officially confirmed yet) according to the info available so far, none of which is official, of course.

So not only does the machine lack a roof, but it also seems to come without side windows. Oh and apparently the mouth of the machine features the same kind of hole pattern as the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, which is a provisional detail we won't mind.

The newcomer will mean a massive step forward for McLaren, simply thanks to the fact that, this time around, the Brits can't come up with an idiosyncratic design dictated by aero. Oh no, we need traditional beauty for this one.

Underneath the skin, we should find McLaren's carbon tub (the dihedral doors that now define the company's machines are expected to be maintained), as well as the familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which will certainly develop more than the 720 hp of the McLaren 720S, perhaps matching the 800 hp output of the Senna track animal.

Speaking of the Senna, this will reach the end of its production by the end of the year and that's when Mclaren is expected to showcase the Speedster, which will hit the streets in 2021.

Of course, your chances of meeting one in person will be slim, since production will be extremely limited, while each example is rumored to retail for $1.9 million.


UPDATE:McLaren has now released a teaser for the upcoming model, stating this will become it's lightest road car ever, so here's the said image, along with a video render of the machine we have here.

 

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