• Sep 12, 2007
Ferrari may have kicked off the era of the modern supercar with the F40, but McLaren took the concept to a whole new level with the F1. Letting a legendary Formula One designer like Gordon Murray have essentially free reign brought forth a 241 mph, three-seat masterpiece of which fewer than 100 were ultimately built. Others challenged the F1s throne, and the Bugatti Veyron eventually overtook its performance marks, but there is still nothing quite like Murray's original triumph.

McLaren has apparently decided that the time is right to create a successor. They are hard at work on a lightweight two-seater powered by a V8 engine under the name P11. That's one less seat and four fewer cylinders than its forebear, but modern engine tech should be able to render something even faster. British magazine CAR has details of the new supercar that's expected to launch in 2010 in their November print issue.

[Source: CAR]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      very Ascari looking...in sketch form at least
      • 7 Years Ago
      i really like this article, i am a porche fan
      but i think that we need more changes in porche cars, because
      lately all cars are changing so fast


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      • 7 Years Ago
      If they make it a 2-seater and eliminate the third seat, I can't put my baby daughter's car seat in the back. I'll pass. :-P
      • 7 Years Ago
      i like sport cars

      i really like this article, i am a porche fan
      but i think that we need more changes in porche cars, because
      lately all cars are changing so fast
      i really like this article, i am a porche fan
      but i think that we need more changes in porche cars, because
      lately all cars are changing so fast


      want to know more about porche cars

      http://www.mostvaluabletips.com/autos/sports_cars/porsche_cars.html



      and lately i am into hibryd cars
      if you want to compare some hybrid cars there are some cool articles in this site.
      hibrid cars
      sport hibrid cars
      and how they function

      wantt to know more about porche cars

      http://www.mostvaluabletips.com/autos/sports_cars/porsche_cars.html



      and lately i am into hibryd cars
      if you want to compare some hybrid cars there are some cool articles in this site.
      hibrid cars
      sport hibrid cars
      and how they function

      http://www.mostvaluabletips.com/autos/hybrid_cars/hybrid_sports_cars.html


      • 7 Years Ago
      My guess on price $100 mil HAHAHAHA!!!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      People that bash on looks, especially artist's renderings, and say its stolen are completely moronic. Especially the idiot that thinks the F1 stole cues from the Ferrari. I don't see how the F1 looks anything like a Ferrari. Get your ass out of your head please.

      on topic: I thought the Caparo T1 was the successor to the Maclaren? oh well guess I could always use another hyper performance car I can't afford.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The new F430 looks good! Seriously.. thats not a bad thing. Its a beautiful design, and it should be a nod to Ferrari. Just looks at the G35 coupe. You see that design across many car manufactures now.
      walletmuncher.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why doesn't anyone ever remember the Koenigsegg? It was the first to oust the McLaren from it's "world's fastest car" spot, and is still the only one that's officially faster. People can rave about the Veyron all they want, but I'd take a Koenigsegg CCX over the Bugatti any day. I'd take the McLaren F1 over the Bugatti, too.

      Having said that, I hope the new McLaren will beat them all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still think the Jaguar XJ220 would have demolished the F1 if the bean-counters (and the stock market) didn't get in the way.



      ...why is everyone laughing at me?
      • 7 Years Ago
      actually, the koenigsegg is a nice car, but WIDE. The car is wide before the doors open to the sides and swivel up. It certainly does not get as much press as the Big Mac did, and doesn't completely re-define the state-of-the-art the way the F1 did. It builds on some of the technologies that the F1 pioneered in road cars.

      The CCR/CCX is a very interesting piece though.

      The Ford/Koenigsegg 4.6 DOHC V8 is tuned to a high degree, and twin supercharged with Rotrex superchargers, to 800+ horsepower, actually HIGHER than the McLaren's street-car horsepower level, which was in the 600s, IIRC.

      The McLaren was not forced induction though, and had an amazingly flexible and quick revving engine, especially for having 12 pistons, but no flywheel.

      It has about 100hp/liter in a ~6 liter engine, something that is still a remarkable acheivement. Usually larger engines have a harder time acheiving that volumetric output on atmospheric pressure, with more and heavier moving parts than small 1-3 liter engines. Modern combustion engine advances, and manufacturing techniques are pushing engines toward this... but the F1 was doing this in the early nineties. before direct injection, and some other things have become more widespread.

      If the P11 project pushes automotive technologies in road cars as far forward as the F1 did, we are in for some pretty big news.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Those 24 fuel injectors helped. (lower and upper)

        I want to see a short 90 degree V12, route power forward, ala lamborghini countach/diablo/murcielago, to an 8 speed double clutch transmission, then rearward via a short driveshaft routed through the valley of the vee, to an engine mounted centrally located differential, none of this really offset stuff like the veyron.

        Or maybe a V8, with a center mounted exhaust, keeping the crumple muffler at the rear.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Free rein. Free REIN. REIN REIN REIN!

      Sorry.
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