McLaren_650SThe hype is starting to build ahead of next month’s Geneva motor show, and McLaren has added to it by teasing its next supercar – the 650S.

A spokesman said: “Designed and developed to offer the enthusiast driver the ultimate in luxury, engagement and excitement, as well as dramatic yet beautiful styling, the McLaren 650S is the result of 50 years of competing, and winning, at the highest levels of motorsport.”

Rumours suggest that the 650S will be based on the McLaren 12C, with styling cues from the F1 successor, plug-in hybrid P1.

It is believed that the name is based on the car’s power – expected to be 650hp, from the company’s twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

McLaren has previously said that it plans to launch a new model every year, and the 650S will follow the introduction of the 12C, 12C Spider and P1 over the last three years.

The company is expected to reveal a £120,000 Porsche 911 rivalling McLaren P13 at next year’s Geneva show.

The McLaren 650s will be unveiled at Geneva at 11.00am GMT on Tuesday March 4.