McLaren channeled its inner Tron for a new supercar teaser. The quick clip, titled "McLaren vs Aerodynamics" shows little more than a few beams of light skittering around the shape of a car. As you may recall, the company is set to unveil its next model at the rapidly approaching Paris Motor Show. Details are about as scarce as hen's teeth at the moment, but word has it that the P12 may boast an 800-horsepower variant of the same twin-turbo V8 found at the heart of the MP4-12C. In addition to the gasoline mill, the P12 is rumored to make use of a powerful kinetic energy recovery system good for an extra 200-hp bump.

Look for more information to become available once the P12 debuts in Paris on September 27. Until then, check out the teaser video below for a better look.



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      DjDNz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh my goodness I want a McLaren so bad... Ever since I first played Need for Speed 2, the F1 stole my heart.
      VIPER94
      • 2 Years Ago
      The shape of those headlights remind of the old F430...anyone see that? besides the fact that it has a one-77 style brake duct
      Pdexter
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's teaser porn. Can't wait to see what McLaren has in store.
      treeinsc
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is this the successor of F1? Hope it is not. F1's figures (600+ hp and a top speed of 240) were so ahead of its time. To be its successor, only 200 more horsepowers than the previous model, which has been around for 20 years, is not an acceptable improvement.
        Matt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @treeinsc
        Learn to read. 800 hp gas engine + 200hp KERS type system= 1000hp.
          treeinsc
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Matt
          Since it's from KERS, those 200hp are not always available. I don't think you can simply add those 200hp to the total and say it has same power as the veyron dose.
        Mike Fernandez
        • 2 Years Ago
        @treeinsc
        First of all 800hp is ridiculous, second of all the rumors are pointing more towards 1000hp. But HP isn't everything my friend, this car is going to be ridiculous, just wait and see. It's all about technology these days, the 4000lb GTR can hit 60 in under 3 seconds with "only" 530hp... Physics have been put on hold. Can't wait to see this thing in the flesh. I loved the F1, this will surely be a monster!
          Mike Fernandez
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mike Fernandez
          Ridiculous as in 800hp would be a ton of power. In case you don't know F1 cars have between 750 and 800hp and do 0-100 in 2.5 seconds... (note that's MPH too) it's more about weight than power. The Bugatti needs 1000hp because it's a pig.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mike Fernandez
          Actually that's incorrect. F1 cars can NOT hit 100mph in 2.5 seconds: I remember a magazine did a "road test" on an F1 car a few years back, it did 0-60 in 2.8, though above 60 it's pretty insane, hitting 0-100 in 4 seconds, 200mph in like 10-12 before drag and gearing reign things in. From a dig, F1 cars are plagued with trying to send a lot of power to 2 wheels with not much weight pushing them down and slicks that are not right up to temps yet. Not to mention, a very tricky launch due to a hair trigger, delicate clutch and relatively weak engine torque under say 10000 rpm.
        Paradox596
        • 2 Years Ago
        @treeinsc
        The huge improvements would be in aerodynamics, materials, and other components. HP bump is necessary, but having 1200 hp wouldn't make it a better race car
          treeinsc
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Paradox596
          No doubt they will improve all those aspects. My point is F1 set the bar high. P12 has to be far ahead of its time to be qualified as F1's successor. Consider this, F1 is lighter and faster than Enzo which came out 10 years after it. Even today not so many cars in the market can top 240 mph. Can P12 go as far as that?
        KCyclone
        • 2 Years Ago
        @treeinsc
        Why? That's like saying Apple shouldn't have bothered with an iphone 2, 3, etc... I'm just excited they are trying to make another amazing car, following what they did with the F1. If it doesn't get to 60 in 1.1 seconds and top 320 mph, I'm guessing it'll still be "ok".
      quuppa70
      • 2 Years Ago
      cant they make engines without turbo?
        Alex
        • 2 Years Ago
        @quuppa70
        You want them to make a 950 hp engine without turbo that is lighter than a typical V8?
          quuppa70
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Alex
          I did not speak anything about weight, why they cant just make proper engines without turbo
        Chris Doan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @quuppa70
        They can, but why should they? Also, McLaren does not make engines btw, in Formula 1 or in their road cars. BMW and Ricardo powered their last two road cars, with Honda nearly powering the original F1. Besides, turbo V8s offer better packaging and weight characteristics than a freaking naturally aspirated 6.0+ liter V12 which would be needed to generate the kind of power they want. Even if powerful, the McLaren tends to prioritize road worthiness above all else. The issue with these supercars and hypercars is now more focused on weight than power. Everybody knows it will have power, but the x-factor will always be about weight.
        Morphasella
        • 2 Years Ago
        @quuppa70
        Of course McLaren can make an engine without turbo. They bolt a supercharger instead of turbo. ekekekeeke ^_^
      Geekengineer
      • 2 Years Ago
      All right all you computer nerds, glue all those pixels together and make a single cohesive image so we can see what the damn thing looks like!
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can only hope for all three pedals in this car. Otherwise it's another automatic-only rwd coupe.
      Morphasella
      • 2 Years Ago
      I reaaaaally love their ideas. All im hoping is they making a more powerful engine to enter the hypercar war. just to make a statement their engineering is so damn good.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Morphasella
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course McLaren can make an engine without turbo. They bolt a supercharger instead of turbo. ekekekeeke ^_^
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