McLaren has worked in close co-operation with the school and students of the Transport Design course at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin to get an insight into a McLaren super car of tomorrow.

The students completed a dream project by designing a future McLaren concept car as part of their final year project.

The common objective for all the students was to design a mid-engined super sports car capable of more than 320 km/h (or 200 mph) that offered the technological excellence of Formula 1 for the road, with unparalleled dynamic and aerodynamic performance.

The project involved a total of 39 students subdivided in 14 groups which then completed their work as a team, each producing a 1:4 scale model. The models were officially unveiled on the 27th of June at IED in Turin where they have been on display to date.

Three models were awarded first, second and third prizes. In third, was ‘MP11’ a very aggressive-looking car that was true to the engineering package in the brief. The runner-up, ‘Manta’, took a strikingly different direction to any other. ‘M Eleven B’ took overall honours with first place, representing the best interpretation of a future McLaren road car.

Three further models received special prizes, including ‘Can-Am’ for best brand interpretation, while ‘Vortex’ was voted best aerodynamic interpretation and finally ‘M1-06 BlackTiger’ won the best styling development.

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