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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McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW PREMIERE IN PARIS

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 (www.facebook.com/McLarenAutomotive) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/McLarenAuto)

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 www.facebook.com/McLarenAutomotive and by following @McLarenAuto on Twitter.