rank Stephenson who is best known for his work on the design of the modern day Mini has been confirmed as the company's new design chief – but this is after the design for the McLaren F1 successor has already been signed off.

Latest developments at McLaren evidently shows big plans are a foot at the British marque. Frank Stephenson who is best known for his work on the design of the modern day Mini has been confirmed as the company's new design chief – but this is after the design for the McLaren F1 successor has already been signed off.

It proves that the supercar manufacturer could extend their product portfolio beyond the single model and could well look at competing against the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini in the not too distant future.

Stephenson has spent 11 years at BMW where he also designed the BMW X5 as well as the aforementioned Mini, more recently he moved to Fiat where he was responsible for the much acclaimed Fiat 500 as well as the Fiat Bravo. To top all that off, he also oversaw Pininfarina's work on the Ferrari F430 and Maserati MC12.

Do we believe this guy can follow in the footsteps of McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray? I think the answer is a resounding yes!

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