• Oct 13th 2008 at 9:28AM
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UK-based CAR magazine teased over the weekend that super secret photos of a mystery car would be published on its website today, and that car has turned out to be the McLaren P11. While P11 is just a code name, the actual car and its real name are still around 18 months away. CAR's photos show a styling buck of the new McLaren, which is said to be a volume supercar to compete with the likes of the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari F430. Recent job listings for McLaren suggest that its body will be made of lightweight composites and the engine will likely be sourced from the company's most visible partner, Mercedes-Benz. Expect a version of Merc's 6.2L V8, possibly turbocharged, to produce upwards of 500 bhp behind the P11's seats. Ex-Fiat designer design chief Frank Stephenson is leading the styling charge for the P11, or will be any day now, and as you can see, it mixes a little Ferrari with some Lotus and throws in a dash of McLaren F1 for the sake of continuity. A 200+mph top speed and sub-4-second trip to 60 are likely performance targets for McLaren's new baby, which could be produced in relatively large numbers for such a small company, around 5,000 units per year or so. Click the source below to check out all three pics of the McLaren P11.
[Source: CAR]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      If this is in fact a preview of the upcoming McLaren sport car, based on these pictures the car looks like it should've come out two years ago. The original model was extreme yet classy for the 1990s and there was nothing else like it on the road. The design above is a step backwards and a disappointment for the McLaren name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If at first you don't succeed... SLR... try something old again? F1 for this decade anyone?

      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks exactly like the original rendering from months ago. The same rendering that was on their cover:

      http://www.autoblog.com/2007/12/17/the-new-skinny-on-the-mclaren-p11-supercar/
      • 6 Years Ago
      :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh look how cute! The F430, gallardo and the F1 are having a baby!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks sweet. So what if it's a bit like other fast cars. If form follows function, that should follow. This looks less styled for styling's sake than a lot of other things, which bodes well for it's performance.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why bother with this car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Interesting, but the design is a little derivative, it looks too similar to so many other mid-engined supercars these days. Its performance, again, sounds great, but by no means groundbreaking, like the F1 was. Wish they'd make a successor to the F1
      • 6 Years Ago
      generic mac??
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice evolution of the original design.
        • 6 Years Ago
        YEAH

        now its a Murcielago LP 640
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did they even profit off the original F1? Man I love that car...