McLaren P11

McLaren P11

After the first spy shots and a look at the clay design model , AutoExpress had a good base to make this rendering of the future McLaren P11 supercar. The P11 will go on sale in 2010 and will move the company sightly more mainstream as it competes with models like the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari F430 .

The design of the P11 may be trying to connect it with the McLaren F1 . The large dual-gill air intakes are almost an inverted version of the F1’s brake vents; the wraparound sideglass takes a similar hilltop shape; and front shares the same large hoodline with dual headlights under one housing. What is not expected from the F1 are items like the gold insulation in the engine compartment and the center driving position.

Under the hood, McLaren likely will place a mid-mounted 6.2-liter V8 engine that will deliver 500 hp. The engine will drive the rear wheels via a semi-automatic transmission with race-inspired steering wheel paddle shifters. The 0 to 60 mph sprint should be made in under 4 seconds while top speed will go up to 200 mph.

Source: AutoExpress

After last week’s spy shots revealed the rear of the future P11 supercar, today a very lucky guy caught it from the front. The P11 is a low-volume supercar that should go on sale in 2010.

Powering the car is expected to be a Mercedes-sourced 6.2-liter V8 engine that will deliver at least 500bhp. The body and chassis will both be made of the latest carbon composites, so the weight will be down to under 2500 lbs. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in around 4 second and top speed should be around 200mph.

Source: CarMagazine

After yesterday’s images of the official clay model , AutoExpress now has caught the McLaren P11 live in the (camouflaged) flesh. From this spy shot we can tell that large design elements from the clay model such as the large door scoop that integrates the rear-air intake have made it onto this tester car. One element we are pretty sure will not make it to production is the large dorsal fins running along the roofline.

Powering the car is expected to be a Mercedes-sourced 6.2-liter V8 engine that will deliver at least 500bhp. The body and chassis will both be made of the latest carbon composites, so the weight will be down to under 2500 lbs. The 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in around 4 second and top speed should be around 200mph.

The P11 will go on sale in 2010 carrying a price tag of anywhere between £150,000 and £200,000.

Source: AutoExpress

Car revealed today the first images of the official clay model of the future McLaren P11 supercar . The P11 will compete with models like the Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo and will be launched in 2010. Prices are hoped to be between be between £150,000 and £170,000, but the low-volume supercar make may see costs drive the price as high as £200,000. Because of this cost flux, we won’t even bother to speculate pricing in the U.S.

The P11 may be powered by Mercedes AMG-sourced a 6.2-liter V8 (possibly) turbocharged engine. It will be a mid-engined supercar featuring a rear-drive layout. The top speed will be around 200 mph, while the 0 to 60 mph sprint will be made in less than four seconds.

The P11 is seen as a somewhat successor to the McLaren F1 . Just like the F1, the P11 is expected to break 200 mph. But back in 1992 when the F1 was introduced, 200+ mph was a rarity (the F1’s 231 mph top speed held the record for about a decade.) Instead the P11 is looking to be more mass market. There were slightly over 100 total F1s produced, while production for the P11 is targeted for over 5000 a year.

Source: CarMagazine

McLaren is already testing their second supercar - the P11, a new model that will compete with Ferrari F430, but the P11 will be noticeably lighter and more compact than the competition. It will make its official debut in autumn 2009, and sales will begin in March 2010. The P11 will be followed by both open-top and hardcore versions of the base model.

It will be powered by a 550bhp V8 engine which some sources say will be built by Mahle (which bought out the old Cosworth business) in Northamptonshire. It’s thought that the McLaren engine will be based on an existing Mercedes unit.

The Spider version will follow in March 2011, while the top version, codenamed P12 will debut in summer of 2011. It will be powered by a V10 engine delivering over 600bhp and will cost around £250,000.

Source: AutoCar

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