McLaren prepares F1 successor for 2012

After the MP4-12C , McLaren has another goodie to reveal: a successor for the legendary F1 supercar . This successor is ramping up for e debut in 2012. According to an AutoCar source, the future F1 will be a "revolutionary hypercar and one which will be instantly recognizable as such."

The new F1 will be a mid-engined model that will be built on a similar carbon fiber monocoque as the MP4-12C. Even if McLaren has adopted this radical design, the future car will still be recognized as a McLaren F1. And it will also come with the same central driving seat as its predecessor.

With the next F1, McLaren will focus on finding a weight saving solution, but will also focus on an engine that will offer both outstanding performance and improved fuel economy. We expect the new F1 to break thenew world speed record set by the 2011 Bugatti Veyron 164 Super Sport , but only time will tell.

This will be the third model in McLaren’s line-up, and unlike its predecessor, it will be sold as a regular series model.

Source: Autocar

7 comments:

It was stunning! I hope it can surpass the challenge. Am sure competitors are now trying to create a new record. Better be prepared before its too late. I am so fortunate to read everything about F1 for 2012. Please give me more updates! Thank you.

Definitely, McLaren has the most powerful engine like Bugatti and Enzo. I do hope to read more about the performance and more details about McLaren.

I think it is a sad commentary of today’s "enthusiast" that convertibles are even a part of premium performance lines like Audi and VW. What a waste of Engineering’s resources.

It looks promising, I bet this will be the competitor of the new Bugatti Veyron.

McLaren is going to search for weight reduction methods with this model and look for an engine that provides outstanding performance while giving improved fuel consumption rates. The new car is expected to break world speed records that have been set by 2011 Bugatti Veyron 164 Super Sport.

The 159 has such presence, something the Germans aren’t. The Giulia has to be very special indeed to keep its potentials away from the German car dealerships. In other words, rear-wheel drive!

Is this real or is it fake like the last "F1 successor", the McLaren F2?

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