A very lucky guy managed to catch a McLaren P1 supercar while it was craned into SLS hotel for a private viewing in Beverly Hills. As a reminder, the P1 was previously unveiled in at aprivate event in New York City and is not due to hit showrooms for up to 12 months.
The P1 is powered by a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces about 800 horsepower and will be mated to a Graziano seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, from 0 to 100 mph in 5.5 seconds, and 0 to 200 mph in just 20 seconds. Top speed is rumored to go up to an impressive 240 mph. Of course, such impressive performance numbers come with a huge price — around $1 million according to the first details.
After unveiling the P1 Concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, McLaren presented the production version at a private event in New York City. According to McLaren, the model that was shown in New York is "97% of the car that you will be able to order."
The only thing that we will be added are some "vents to the bumper to get some of the warm air from the radiator coming out from the side," McLaren added.
Likewise, the mesh grille will also be replaced by a tighter version while the front bumper and rear grille will also be slightly updated.
McLaren said nothing about the car’s powertrain, but it has been rumored that we will see a 5.0-liter V8 engine that will produce an output of about 800 horsepower mated to a Graziano seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, from 0 to 100 mph in 5.5 seconds, and 0-200 mph in just 20 seconds. However, such impressive performance numbers won’t come cheap: it is believed the P1 will be priced at about $1 million.
Are you supercar enthusiasts ready to get excited? We sure are. What we have here is a set of spy shots of the Mclaren F1 successor — A.K.A the Mclaren P1. The prototype has dropped the heavy camouflage so it is easier to spot some of the upcoming design elements.
From the spy shots, the design of the mule is nearly the same as the radical design the concept featured in Paris. This means we can expect the head-turning design of the concept to be carried into the production model.
The power output of the P1 is still in rumorland, but some sources speculate that a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, developed in partnership with Ricardo, will power the P1. Other sources state that the 3.8-liter V-8 combined with a KERS system will be the powertrain of choice. With that wide of a gap beween the rumors, we’ll take them both with a grain of salt.
Just like the Mclaren P1, its scorn rivals — the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari F70 – are in their development phase. The 918 is just about finished up, but the F70 still seems to be a long ways away. WE already know that the 918 Spyder will approach the $1 million mark and we expect much of the same from the P1 and the F70. That price tag is not surprising for a car that is manufactured using carbon fiber, slated to be the F1 successor and expected to topple the best of the automotive world.
McLaren is preparing to unveil the concept version of the P1 supercar at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, with the production version arriving sometime in 2013. That being said, it looks as though the concept will be an almost exact representation of the production model, at least according to these leaked patent drawings of the 2013 P1.
As you can see from these images, the production version P1 will feature minimal changes when compared to the concept that will be displayed in Paris. The only differences we see are the additional intakes placed ahead of the front wheels and the new additions at the rear of the car, consisting of a new rear diffuser, modified tail-lights, and a huge retractable rear spoiler that will most likely help deliver improved aerodynamics.
Under the hood, the P1 is rumored to get a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine combined with a KERS energy storage system for a total output of 800 HP. McLaren already announced that the P1 is not aiming to be the fastest car in the world, so we do not expect to see the same performance numbers as seen on its predecessor, the F1. McLaren just hopes to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit.
The Paris Auto Show is just around the corner, and so is the official debut of the new McLaren P12 supercar (also known as the P1). With two weeks left of waiting time, McLaren has softened the blow by bringing out the first teaser image of the vehicle called "McLaren vs Aerodynamics - The Next Chapter." This video will provide helpful details in the appearance of the future super car, but you have to watch closely to see them.
As a reminder, the next McLaren supercar will be powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engined combined with a KERS system for a total output of about 1000 HP.
The official debut of the McLaren P12 will be made on September 27th at the Paris Auto Show. However, the supercar we’ll see in Paris is just a concept; the production version is set to arrive in 2013.
Initial rumors on the upcoming McLaren F1 successor stated that it would be powered by the same 3.8-liter V8 engine found in the MP4-12C , but modified to deliver an impressive 800 HP. Now, Ferrari’s new Enzo is rumored to deliver somewhere around 1,000 HP, so it would only make sense that the F1 would deliver somewhere around the same power, and that is exactly what new reports are stating.
At the recently concluded Pebble Beach Concours, a very limited number of McLaren enthusiasts had the chance to see the first images of the new supercar - known as the P12. Shortly after this viewing, rumors began floating around that the future F1 successor would produce 1,000 HP. This new output would come from the MP4-12C’s 3.8 liter V8 engine delivering a total of 803 HP, in addition to the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) that would tack on another 160 HP, bringing the final output to 963 HP.
The 0 to 60 mph sprint is rumored to be made in 2.8 seconds, which is a little disappointing, as is the top speed which lands in at just 239 mph. For a sticker price of $1,390,000, we definitely would have expected more.
McLaren has already confirmed that a successor for the legendary F1 supercar will be unveiled sometime in 2013. Codenamed the MP4-27 , this future supercar has been caught testing a few times, and based on those images, we have prepared a new rendering.
As for the inner workings of the MP4-27, rumors say it will share a similar carbon Monocell structure as the MP4-12C and will be powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine combined with a KERS energy storage system. So, for those that were hoping to see a V12 under the supercar’s hood, forget it; McLaren has confirmed that none of its future models will get V12 engines. However, even with a V8 engine under the hood, the MP4-12C will deliver impressive performance: 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds!
The McLaren MP4-27 will be built in a limited number of 300-500 units and will be priced somewhere in the $1 million area.
Now that all the problems with the MP4-12C supercar have been solved and the car is officially on sale, McLaren is focusing on their next major debut: the successor of the legendary F1. In a recent interview, McLaren boss, Ron Dennis, offered new details on the MP4-27 supercar (code-named P12).
He confirmed that the new model will be unveiled in May 2012 and that it won’t try to break any existing speed record. In fact, he says, "“Don’t get fixated by top speed. That’s the first thing you have to discard in today’s society.” The new P12 will, however, be "the world’s most technologically advanced supercar."
The car will be built on the same carbon fiber central structure (monocell) as the MP4-12C and will use the same twin turbo V8 engine, with an increased capacity and output. It will feature a conventional two-seater layout and completely different styling when compared to the Mp4-12C.
"What you’ve got to have is a complete package of performance," he says. "You’ve got to embrace technologies that are out there that are accepted, and some that don’t even exist. I can tell you our next car has many things on it that don’t exist at the moment."
The McLaren MP4-27 will be built in a limited number of 300-500 units and will be more expensive than previous models. Dennis says the company hopes it "will be hailed as the most innovative, creative supercar of its time."
The press days for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show are now over and in the midst of the McLaren MP4-12C stealing the show in terms of tuning packages, McLaren is already working on another supercar: the replacement for the legendary McLaren F1.
Known as the MP4-27, or the Mega-Mac, the new supercar was revealed by a Thai edition of CAR magazine. This is surely just a rendering of the car, but it will definitely help get a good picture of what’s to come. The new MP4-27 was designed by McLaren;s Design Chief, Frank Stephenson, and is believed to feature a very futuristic appearance. Under the hood, McLaren will be placing an upgraded version of the MP4-12C’s 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine which will have its output pushed closer to 800 HP.
The official debut for the new McLaren MP4-27 will be made this May at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix, but sales won’t begin until later in 2014.
McLaren’s future crown jewel supercar, called the "MP4-27" , hasn’t been stopped in any way shape or form out on the roads - even through the lenses of some of the best carparazzis in the world.
But the latest rumblings surrounding the McLaren F1’s successor is that McLaren will be using a unique event to debut the MP4-27. And no, it won’t be in any of the world’s biggest auto shows.
Instead, the word going around is that the McLaren MP4-27 will be unveiled at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. The event, which will take place from May 24 to 27, 2012, is the glitziest race in the F1 calendar and, when you really think about it, is an appropriate venue for the MP4-27 to be unveiled.
Nothing spells glamour and luxury quite like Monaco, and if the MP4-27 is everything it’s being touted to be, then it has to makings to have an extravagant world debut.
As far as the car itself, there have been plenty of rumors going around as to what it looks like, but the safest description, albeit one that’s still reaching for straws, is that it will be "bigger, angrier, and more functional-looking" than the MP4-12C . McLaren illustrates that with a reported 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces an output of 800 horsepower with a top speed of 260 mph.