Building on their pre-existing relationship, McLaren and Bowers & Wilkins have partnered once again on a bespoke audio system for the new McLaren 750S.
Supporting the 750S’s improved infotainment system is a new Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound audio system, complete with the company’s proprietary Continuum Cone. Refined over an eight-year period, the Continuum Cone features a composite construction to ensure it absorbs vibrations which would otherwise impair the performance of a conventional drive unit.
In each door are two, 100mm Continuum midrange speakers, delivering open and neutral audio to ensure the sound is as close to the original recording as possible. Located in the dashboard, A-pillar and rear of the 750S are five Nautilus Aluminum Double Dome tweeters. Each of these features Bowers & Wilkins’ Nautilus diffusers – spiraling channels that dissipate reflected sound waves from the rear of the drive unit, creating audio that is cleaner and natural-sounding at high frequencies.
Completing the car’s customized system is Bowers & Wilkins’ central Tweeter-on-Top, three further midrange speakers and two Rohacell bass drivers – totaling 12 speakers.
“The long-standing partnership between McLaren and Bowers & Wilkins began with a conversation about how we can work together to enhance the occupant’s audio experience, which we know is fundamental to how our customers experience a McLaren supercar,” explained Andrea Bermudez, global marketing director, McLaren Automotive.
“By combining our respective expertise in automotive and audio engineering, together McLaren and Bowers & Wilkins have created a thrilling and immersive audio environment.
“Great care, thought and expertise was dedicated to finding the precise placement and calibration of the new Bowers & Wilkins audio system in the 750S to ensure that the occupants enjoy unparalleled sound quality, adding an additional layer of enjoyment to the McLaren experience.”