McLaren is continuing its teaser campaign for its second-generation Super Series model, which is set to make its global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. This time, we’re introduced to one of the car’s fancy new features – the Folding Driver Display.

So, what does it do? In its default ‘Full Display’ mode, the display acts like a conventional digital instrument cluster, where the TFT-LCD full-colour screen shows the usual driving information. Drivers can cycle through different screens depending on the chosen driving mode, be it Comfort, Sport or Track.

However, should drivers require a clearer view of the road ahead with less distractions, all they need to do is engage ‘Slim Display’ mode. Do that, and the display will fold forwards to show only essential information in a thinner display strip. This can be done manually with a touch of a button or automatically deployed when paired to the car’s active dynamics functionality.

The Folding Driver Display is only one of the systems that is part of the McLaren Driver Interface in its new car, with the other being the Central Infotainment Touchscreen – an 8-inch vertical touchscreen that provides control of audio, media, navigation and other convenience features to the driver.

“The new McLaren Driver Interface is a matchless example of advanced driver engagement built around two separate high-definition screens; a Folding Driver Display and a Central Infotainment Touchscreen.

“The Folding Driver Display is revolutionary in offering both a choice of information shown and physical position, seamlessly complementing driver preferences while at the same time furnishing a glorious piece of engineering theatre,” said Mark Vinnels, executive director of product development at McLaren Automotive.