The announcement was made by a McLaren engineer during a recent test drive by Jalopnik’s own Travis Okulski. Of course, this was all the info he revealed, as, according to them the level of power is "undetermined at this time." Uh huh…
Until McLaren is good and ready to let out all of the details, we are left to speculate. The 2013 MP4-12C delivers 616 horsepower to its rear wheels and the 2014 P1 puts 727 horses to the pavement,. We suspect that the MP4-12C will split the difference, which would put it at about 672 horsepower. Sounds good to us!
Of course, we could all be crazy and the increase may be just 5 horsepower, but we’ll have to just wait for the guys across the pond to break their silence.
Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren MP4-12C.
McLaren unveiled the MP4-12C in 2011 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for North America. At launch, the model was offered with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that delivered a total of 592 horsepower at 7,000rpm and 443 pound-feet of torque between 3,000 and 7,000rpm.
For the 2013 model year the engine received a few upgrades and the final output was increased by 25 horsepower.
The MP4-12C can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 207 mph. Prices start from $229,000.