McLaren invited us to private showing of its near production-ready P1 supercar in Beverly Hills last night, offering its affluent customers a sneak peek at what promises to be one of the finest - if not the best - sports car in the world when it arrives later this year. While the development team continues to hold many of the coupe's cards close to its chest, a trickle of details emerged that only served to further whet our appetite for the upcoming exotic.
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 th
Legends come and legends go when it comes to supercars, but few remain etched as indelibly in our hearts and minds as the McLaren F1. Still capable of trouncing 99% of the performance machinery being built today, the legendary F1 is one icon whose successor has been anticipated arguably more than any other.
With the mostly unloved Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren set to get the official axe in 2009, the path is clear for the next McLaren-branded supercar to be unveiled. Expected to be built at its facility in Woking, England, McLaren has plans for the as-yet-unnamed vehicle to compete with Ferrari's incredible F430. Rumored to be powered by a 550-horsepower V8 engine featuring a basic design snagged from Mercedes and built by Mahle (that of the former Cosworth tuning fame), the power-to-weight ratio shoul