McLaren already developing the F1 successor

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 18, 2011

It appears that McLaren started testing the successor of the iconic McLaren F1 and according to our sources we have to expect an impressive hypercar as the British manufacturer has some serious competition. Ans when we say competition we are talking about cars like the Bugatti Veyron, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari Enzo replacement.

The new McLaren hypercar is expected to be powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering around 800 hp and mated to a seven-speed Graziano dual-clutch gearbox to send power to the rear wheels.

Regarding the performances, the new car will hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, 100 mph in 5.5 seconds and 200 mph in 20 seconds.

Moreover, the new car will feature a lightweight carbonfibre monocell, similar to the one used by the smaller McLaren MP4-12C, but also aluminum pushrod suspension, hydraulic anti-roll control, adaptive dampers and a five-stage traction control system like the one used by Ferrari.

In order to stop the car, McLaren will use Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes as standard but an aerodynamic brake is also expected. Regarding the design, expect to see an ‘angry’ hypercar while at the interior luxury will be kept to a minimum.

Topics: mclaren, supercar

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