A new report from CarsUK.net suggests that McLaren's F1 successor will be privately shown to a select group of wealthy clients in Pebble Beach during the Monterey Car Week next month. This isn't the first time a supercar maker has done an exclusive preview in Monterey, as the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini have previously utilized the annual gathering of auto aficionados to show off their upcoming wares to potential customers.

According to the website's unnamed source, the British automaker has already constructed at least two complete cars featuring a radical design – departing from the fairly understated styling of the MP4-12C – and prolific use of lightweight carbon fiber. Under the hood is rumored to be an 800-horsepower version of McLaren's twin-turbo V8 further boosted by an additional 200-horsepower KERS system. That's a combined power output of 1,000 horsepower. Nice.

While it's likely that McLaren will hide the new supercar from the prying eyes of the automotive media, including our own, the company will be publically showing off their recently unveiled MP4-12C Spider for the first time in North America. You can be sure we will have live photos of the debut as part of our extensive Monterey coverage.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      "previously utilized the annual gathering" Never use utilized when used will do. Never utilize utilize when you can use use.
      • 2 Years Ago
      so they are doing what ferrari is doing with the enzo replacement (F70) but this car gets more HP than the enzo this will be intresting competition
      • 2 Years Ago
      No center seat no care. Get outa here McLaren. Million dollar supercars are a dime a dozen these days (never thought I'd say that). The central driving seat for the flagship was the coolest feature about it. Leave the standard driving position for your exotic line up, not your supercar.
      • 2 Years Ago
      if it's not a center driven car, then it's not a F1 successor
      • 2 Years Ago
      This story is not true - McLaren will not be sharing P12 in Monterey, either publicly or privately. I've confirmed this through multiple sources at McLaren. McLaren do have two VIP events scheduled during the weekend - one widely publicized in the Gooding Tent to reveal the 12C Spider. The separate event in their own tent will reveal something special, but not P12 in any form. >8^) Erik
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 2 Years Ago
        You need new "sources" http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/05/mclaren-confirms-paris-motor-show-attendance-will-likely-show-f/
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really hope that this lives up to the F1's legacy. Prerequisites are. NA engine. high redline curb weight under 2500 pounds standard manual transmission Remember that the original F1 easn't even supposed to enter this super-high top speed game, its purpose was simply to be the most driver involving, most fun to drive supercar in the world. The 240 mph was second priority. And what's amazing is that it could have gone even faster if it had a 6th gear. This car unfortunately seems to ditch the F1's formula and probably will jump on the bandwagon of every hypercar out there, sacrificing fun for pure speed.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't know if you can ever replicate the F1, that car was magical, larger than life.
      Phill Daneff
      • 2 Years Ago
      So no top speed successor to the Bugatti SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      The MP4-12C-Hut Hut HIKE! name is bad, but it's otherwise a very nice car. This too looks like it will be a very nice car. But, you know, without that center seat it's just lacking that something special.
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