McLaren prepares F1 successor for 2012
After the MP4-12C, McLaren has another goodie to reveal: a successor for the legendary F1 supercar. This successor is ramping up for e debut in 2012. According to an AutoCar source, the future F1 will be a "revolutionary hypercar and one which will be instantly recognizable as such."
The new F1 will be a mid-engined model that will be built on a similar carbon fiber monocoque as the MP4-12C. Even if McLaren has adopted this radical design, the future car will still be recognized as a McLaren F1. And it will also come with the same central driving seat as its predecessor.
With the next F1, McLaren will focus on finding a weight saving solution, but will also focus on an engine that will offer both outstanding performance and improved fuel economy. We expect the new F1 to break thenew world speed record set by the 2011 Bugatti Veyron 164 Super Sport, but only time will tell.
This will be the third model in McLaren’s line-up, and unlike its predecessor, it will be sold as a regular series model.