McLaren P11 Spied Showing its Wings

McLaren P11 winter testing spy photo
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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spamme spamme
looks like a ferrardo, ferrari+gallardo
Feb 10th, 2009 1:22pm
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GmBHcarfanatic GmBHcarfanatic
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 8th, 2009 10:50pm
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chris25 chris25
Whoa, the car looks like a gallardo from some distance at the side & can't wait for this car.
Feb 5th, 2009 11:22pm
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phobos phobos
wow...f450 vs p11..awesome
Feb 5th, 2009 7:37pm
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lucifa lucifa
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 5th, 2009 6:23pm
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mc959 mc959
no, scissor doors are like the one's on the Murcielago, those doors open the same way as the mclaren slr
Feb 5th, 2009 5:59pm
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VDread VDread
It looks more like scissor doors to me
Feb 5th, 2009 10:29am
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
Those are not gull wing doors. Gullwings hinge from the top. I think these are known as beetle wing doors.
Feb 5th, 2009 2:20am
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