LOG IN

Share

McLaren F1 hypercar successor to arrive early in 2012 - photos

Related Articles

Add comment

Comments (22)

 RobERob RobERob
Impossible! How can you top perfection? To this day, there is not another super car that I rather have than an F-1. If McLaren decides to go through with this, I wouldn't venture too far from the F-1. Aesthetically speaking, that design did not have one bad angle to it. In fact, if I were McLaren, I'd just continue production where the original left off with the only changes coming by way of new light weight materials to make it lighter, faster, stronger.
0
0
July 9, 2010 5:35 pm
 Davidkhund Davidkhund
and 1 more thing makes me wonder. Everybody talks now about fuel economy and that the first way is to start making light cars. BUT! lets compare Mclaren F1 (1150kg) specs VS MP4 (1363kg), v12 vs v8, so when would be light cars when all this E-systems make cars havier?
0
0
July 9, 2010 9:43 am
 AllenX AllenX
As the world continues to modernize, new inventions are coming out. always trying to be better than what we already have.A new concept vehicle hitting the market soon, the Renault DeZir, is hoping to be a new auto sensation. This care is expected to go 100 miles on its electric battery before needing a recharge and can have a full charge from a normal outlet in as little as 8 hours. This care is a luxury electric sports car that is said to appeal to many people looking at purchasing an electric vehicle. The biggest road block is that this auto is costly enough to require an auto loan to buy and if Telsa Motors gets their more economical car on the market first they might be in for a world of hurt.
0
0
July 9, 2010 4:39 am
 McNamara68 McNamara68
The next Zonda will be the king of the heap imo, I think what they're doing these days is absolutely otherworldly.
0
0
July 8, 2010 8:23 pm
 FOXHOUND FOXHOUND
cant wait, but i hope this successor to the bad ass F1 pays homage to the original formula, a no frills hypercar for the streets, but at the same time i hope they dont get caught up in this ridiculous horsepower war.
0
0
July 8, 2010 6:40 pm
 MTC MTC
They got quite a legend to live up to
0
0
July 8, 2010 5:51 pm
 DearS DearS
What matters most is not number of cylinders, but overall tactility and responsiveness of the car imo. I don't see them having a V12 light enough to outperform others with extensive abilities like Ferrari. If they can get all the performance from a V8 and then some, going with a V12 is really just for showing off.
0
0
July 8, 2010 5:26 pm
 Soorena Soorena
Wrong , No Super tuned V8 or Crazy stuff like W16 ,, Just a proper V12 and i agree with David about making lightweight V12.Making an F1 successor with a V8 is a reverse step.
0
0
July 8, 2010 5:22 pm
 DearS DearS
Except for pagani, no one has a light weight v12 car. That is why I predict a Big V8 with similar power will be used. Non-turbo engines are more responsive imo, using forced induction I feel won't yield a true drivers car. Going at it with lap times only is not very meaningful. Mclaren comprised the MP4 and ended up with a light weight competitive car, maybe they will go turbo again, but even Ferrari and Lambo know its not just about power.
0
0
July 8, 2010 5:21 pm
 DearS DearS
A 6.0 V8 sounds like the best engine possible imo. Much lighter than a V12 or V8 turbo means better handling in my book. No matter if the others are faster in a straight line. Naturally aspirated motors rock, and the lighter the better. Maybe they can get 650-700hp out of it, and make it lighter than the MP4, that would be revolutionary in my book.
0
0
July 8, 2010 4:36 pm
 Pagani Pagani
This hypercar will not want anything to do with the GTB and Jota (Murcielago Replacement). Instead it will seek a piece of the next Enzo (F70) and Lamborghini Urus (the company's top model, above current Murcielago/equivalent). These, along with Zonda, Koenniggsegg, Shelby et al will form a crowded arena of hypercars.
0
0
July 8, 2010 2:55 pm
 Francois Francois
I think McLaren is going to concentrate on making is as useable as 599 GTB and Murcielago are. If so the price should be on their level so it can't be much more higher than MP4-12C to compete with 599 or Murcielago. Or maybe they are targeting the hyper car class and Enzo successor and "New" Reventon with million price tag. We will see.
0
0
July 8, 2010 2:01 pm
 tcairlines tcairlines
I still love the F1, just as good looking today as it was oh too many years ago.
0
0
July 8, 2010 1:30 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
Just give the MP4-12C a bodykit with a spoiler and roof scoop, then just call it a F1 successor. Simples!
0
0
July 8, 2010 1:19 pm
 wbizarre wbizarre
it's also expected to have four wheels with rubber tires pressurized by air
0
0
July 8, 2010 1:13 pm