McLaren MP4-27 supercar could make debut at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix

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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.


Source: GTSpirit

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  (596) posted on 03.1.2012

Ah it’s pleasant to see another exotic and fabulous innovation! Its impressive exterior is a plus, but the engine and other specifications it possesses are its main accents I think.

  (472) posted on 02.29.2012

The exterior flushed with glossy orange paint. A lot of details can be found it the hood and around the body kit. The unveiling is scheduled at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix.

  (382) posted on 02.29.2012

Can I say the maximum speed couldn’t get any better? This exotic car really piques the tastes of superb and handsome style.

  (594) posted on 02.28.2012

One of the most gorgeous cars I’ve ever seen is this MP4-27 with its ten spoke wheels it definitely looks striking. Who cares about the good exterior and better performance if this car possesses both qualities?

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