Monroe Intelligent Suspension, as the official intelligent suspension supplier to McLaren Automotive, will be supplying its CVSA2/Kinetic H2 technology for the new McLaren 750S supercar.
The 750S is a lighter and more powerful replacement for the 720S, which was introduced in 2017. With a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing up to 750hp and 800 lb ft of torque, the 750S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 332 km/h (206 mph). The 750S features the third generation of McLaren’s Proactive Chassis Control system, using Monroe technology.
According to Tenneco, parent company of Monroe, the reaction from journalists and customers who have driven the 750S has been positive, with one media outlet saying that the suspension system makes the supercar, “the most day-to-day liveable supercar of all time”.
Kinetic H2 is a hydraulically interconnected system comprising four semi-active CVSA2 lightweight electronic dampers with adaptive hydraulic roll-control technology that helps maintain optimal vehicle balance and stability. The system also offers road isolation for a smooth ride on rough surfaces. The CVSA2/Kinetic system also helps reduce vehicle weight by replacing comparatively heavier mechanical anti-roll bars.
“We are proud to have helped McLaren, once again, establish a new benchmark for vehicle dynamics, feedback, response and driver engagement. Kinetic technology epitomises the concept of Proactive Chassis Control, enabling the driver to fully enjoy the impressive capabilities of this powerful automobile,” said Romain Nollet, group vice president and general manager at Monroe.
Charles Sanderson, chief technical officer at McLaren Automotive added, “Our partnership with Monroe Intelligent Suspension has been instrumental in shaping the highly praised driving experience of the 750S. We look forward to continuing to work with the team at Monroe as we embark on future models that are central to our vision for the future of performance.”