McLaren F1 successor rendered by CAR magazine

McLaren P12 renderings from CAR magazine, 900, 07.03.2012
McLaren P12 renderings from CAR magazine, 900, 07.03.2012

The Thai edition of CAR magazine has placed on its cover this month a speculative rendering of the McLaren F1 successor.

Styled by McLaren design chief Frank Stephenson, previous reports describe the new McLaren, codenamed P12, as being very futuristic which does appear to be in line with the CAR renderings.

The P12 will be powered by a heavily upgraded version of the MP4-12C's 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine generating around 800 hp (597 kW / 811 PS) and further boosted by a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that could generate an additional 120 hp (89 kW / 122 PS).

Incorporating vast amounts of carbon fiber in its construction just like the 12C, the P12 will weigh around 1,140 kg (2513 lbs).

The new McLaren will be revealed at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix in May, possibly a private event for special clientele. The McLaren F1 successor will be reportedly launched in 2014 with a starting price of around €750,000.

In related news, CAR is also reporting a MP4-12C Spyder, which they also rendered, will be launched in 2012.

Special thanks to Kevin for the tip!

Published Mar 8th, 2012 2:39am By Brian Potter

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Zix Zix
I want 0-100 in 2 secs and 400 km/h eeeeasyy!
Mar 8th, 2012 9:21pm
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geza geza
http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/upload/27564/images/mclarenpage1.jpg http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/upload/27564/images/mclarenpage2.jpg
Mar 8th, 2012 7:44pm
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MrDanaston MrDanaston
i am not making any judgments i shall just wait for the real thing :)
Mar 8th, 2012 1:16pm
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Mikeado Mikeado
It's worth pointing out that these pictures appeared in the UK edition of CAR two months ago (Feb '12 issue). At any rate, I think those headlights are hideous and don't fit the car at all.
Mar 8th, 2012 11:48am
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velsatis velsatis
Reminds me of the SCC http://www.worldcarfans.com/112012740386/shelby-supercars-dropping-the-shelby-name/lowphotos#6
Mar 8th, 2012 11:10am
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it needs to beat 300mph as it should
Mar 8th, 2012 8:19am
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KevinFXX KevinFXX
Hi, thanks for the post. Looking forward to see the real one! Kevin
Mar 8th, 2012 6:20am
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SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
300mph top speed or no deal. Like I could afford it in the first place but still!!
Mar 8th, 2012 5:03am
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