McLaren has unveiled their new MP4-27 Formula 1 Race Car that will be used during the 2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. This year, the car will be driven by the two world champions: Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

The new MP4-27 is a natural evolution of last year’s six-race-winning car, but it has received a number of modifications in order to comply with the new FIA regulations. The 2012 chassis has been substantially revised from the ground-up, with all major systems updated or re-designed for the new season. The racing car has also received more tightly waisted rear bodywork, developed to improve flow to the rear of the car, and a revised cooling system, which re-directs the gearbox oil-cooler. The U-shaped sidepods from last year’s model have also been re-designed due to the new exhaust regulations.

The McLaren MP4-27 Formula 1 Race Car will begin testing on Tuesday February 7th, 2012 at Spain’s Circuito de Jerez with Jenson Button behind the wheel.


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  (530) posted on 02.6.2012

It’s totally cool and amazing concept. Imagine that the 2.4 liter V-eight engines are best source from Mercedes. It looks so futuristic for me. Adding up some features will be more good looking with this kind of racing car.

  (488) posted on 02.3.2012

This racing car’s striking design is likely to draw everyone’s attention. The 2.4-liter V-eight engines are sources from Mercedes-Benz. It’s really a good-looking race car.

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