McLaren Automotive has announced that it will be formally present at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, unveiling a new car on Thursday, September 27. We have good reason to believe that this could only be the much-rumored F1 hypercar successor.

Aside from a few spy photos, the only visual hint we get of the next McLaren is this still of time-lapse wind-tunnel testing. In this image, we see the silhouette of a very swoopy design, with several gaping vents.

Rumor has it that the engine will be an 800-horsepower version of the company's twin-turbocharged V8. It would also benefit from a 200-horsepower KERS system, for a total output of 1,000 race-bred horses.

Sift through the small press release and check out the teaser photo that looks like it was taken at an Avicii concert. When the curtain drops on McLaren's new offering, we'll be sure to pass it on to you.
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British sportscar manufacturer to make international motor show debut

Next exciting chapter of the brand to be unveiled at 17.45 CEST (16.45 BST), on Thursday 27 September

Keep up-to-date with McLaren Automotive ahead of the Paris Motorshow via Facebook ( and Twitter (

The next exciting chapter for McLaren Automotive will begin in Paris later this month, when the British sportscar company makes its international motor show debut.

McLaren Automotive will use this stage to showcase future plans, and unveil to the world its strategy to fast forward the world of automotive at a press conference commencing at 17.45 CEST (16.45 BST), on Thursday 27 September.

The stage is set, and the story will unfold over the coming weeks through the official McLaren Automotive social media channels – keep up-to-date at and by following @McLarenAuto on Twitter.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Mike Fernandez
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the biggest car launch of my adult life. The F1 is by far the greatest motor car to date. The Veyron while interesting can't hold a candle to this car. The original is still one of the fastest cars ever (242mph) and that was back in the EARLY 90s. Cant imagine what another 20 years of technological upgrades will yield. The Veyron while fast in a straight line, is ugly and dated looking (at least from the front) and would get decimated on a track vs. the original F1. Plus the 3 seat, central driving position set-up was amazing. I hope they keep that for the new car. Watch out world, there is a whole lot of crazy car coming from the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, and finally McLaren!
      • 2 Years Ago
      This article makes me wonder - has there ever been a harder act to follow than the McLaren F1?
      • 2 Years Ago
      The silhouette is very Viper-ish. (at least from the front)
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        .........except for the fact that it CLEARLY has mid-engine proportions and the hood is about 1/3 the length of a Viper's.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          It's amusing that you can see the exact proportions through a tunnel of fluorescent lights. you are bright indeed!
      • 2 Years Ago
      McLaren made a fantastic job in Automotive industry, see the history pictures McLaren secret world of Unit 2 Photos -
      Scott Keller
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks like the Corvette Indy concept... [IMG][/IMG]
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope McLaren can keep the three seat layout and keep the weight under 2800 lbs. The F1 to me is my favorite car of all time and deserves to be listed in the top 5 five greatest cars of all time.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now they need to bring back GT1 in sportscar racing so this can compete with other street exotics on the track.