McLaren F1 successor begins testing phase ahead of 2014 debut
McLaren has made some big promises as far as it future supercar line-up is concerned and it appears that they’re well on their way to living up to their end of the deal.
The word around McLaren is that the spiritual successor of the company’s legendary F1 supercar - it’s been designated as the ’Mega Mac’ - has officially began its testing phase ahead of its expected debut in 2014. The first testing session for the Mega Mac took place last month in Spain before heading to Germany later on for some development tweaks. According to the people at McLaren, the Mega Mac has also been tested in a number of hot locations to determine how it stands up under extreme conditions.
As far as a refresher on the car is concerned, the Mega Mac is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 800 horsepower and 590 lb/ft of torque mated to a seven-speed Graziano dual-clutch gearbox. The future supercar is expected to hit 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed that’s well over 200 mph.
The Mega Mac will only be limited to 500 units at close to £1 million a pop, which is around $1.57 million based on current exchange rates. That’s a lot of greenbacks to part with, but if you have a car that’s expected to challenge the cream of the crop of the auto industry, you’ll have to pay serious money to own a piece of the action.
Note: Photo is of the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C GT3