LONDON: The next chapter in McLaren's Super Series is soon to make its public debut at the upcoming 87th Geneva International Motor Show.
The British supercar maker has promised that it will set new standards in terms of cornering performance, driver enjoyment and ride comfort.
The next generation multi-mode Proactive Chassis Control II will be the one to elevated dynamic performance to a new level for the new McLaren supercar.
“Proactive Chassis Control II generates a significant amount of additional grip, but not at the expense of the balance and feel of the car,” explained McLaren Automotive executive director (Product Development) Mark Vinnels.
Drivers can select Comfort, Sport, or Track mode according to personal preference and Proactive Chassis Control II will deliver the optimal balance of cornering grip, dynamic response, and comfort to best suit the individual mode and the driving conditions.
The new system uses multiple sensors – 12 more than its previous Super Series models, including an accelerometer on each wheel hub – to ‘read’ inputs from the road and measure tyre contact patch.
The information is analysed in milliseconds by the ‘Optimal Controller’ algorithm at the core of the system and suspension damping is immediately optimised accordingly.
An additional new feature, McLaren Variable Drift Control, will provide even greater involvement for a driver who wants to fully explore the dynamic ability of the second-generation Super Series.
The new feature allows the level of Electronic Stability Control intensity to be varied with the swipe of a finger across a control displayed on the central infotainment screen.
“The depth and breadth of handling precision and ride comfort in combination with the peerless level of driver involvement in the second-generation McLaren Super Series is simply extraordinary,” added Vinnels
For more details, it'll have to wait till March when there's a formal unveiling.