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.