McLaren P11 Spied Showing its Wings

 McLaren P11 Spied Showing its Wings
McLaren P11 winter testing spy photo / CarPix

Is McLaren not even trying to hide its latest project the P11? These new images represent a third set of spy photos taken of the mystical car in a period of two weeks. It appears to be the exact same car seen in previous spy shots. For the first time we see the doors open and in true mystical fashion they are gullwings. P11 is a code given to the car which for McLaren will replace the SLR. Mercedes-Benz and McLaren have parted ways as far as supercar production is concerned. Both companies are currently developing rivals separately. Incidentally Mercedes has been spied testing the SLC supercar which also sports gullwing doors.

Although the recent partnership of Woking and Stuttgart gave rise to the SLR and Formula One championships, the original McLaren F1 supercar had a BMW engine. Speculation is that McLaren will stay with a Mercedes engine which would probably be a V8 that produces between 550hp (404kW) and 600hp (441kW). It would be coupled to an F1-style sequential gearbox.

Among the P11's other competitors the Ferrari F430, also due for replacement in 2010 by the rumoured F450. When the P11 comes on to the scene it should be priced around €400,000.


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looks like a ferrardo, ferrari+gallardo
Feb 10, 2009 6:22 am
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but this car is hidden under a frame especially from the back. you can see the slant back is hidden and the lights are covering. i reckon it will be a proper slant back with a spoiler for down force and not having any trouble against the wind. very impressive mclaren.
Feb 8, 2009 3:50 pm
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Whoa, the car looks like a gallardo from some distance at the side & can't wait for this car.
Feb 5, 2009 4:22 pm
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wow...f450 vs p11..awesome
Feb 5, 2009 12:37 pm
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good, so at least that part is proper mclaren =) gullwings/scissors only look good on supercars which are designed for them, not when they're tacked onto riceboxes. and i think they're still called gullwings, even though the proper gullwing hinges from the roof, not the A-pillar.
Feb 5, 2009 11:23 am
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no, scissor doors are like the one's on the Murcielago, those doors open the same way as the mclaren slr
Feb 5, 2009 10:59 am
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It looks more like scissor doors to me
Feb 5, 2009 3:29 am
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Those are not gull wing doors. Gullwings hinge from the top. I think these are known as beetle wing doors.
Feb 4, 2009 7:20 pm
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