McLaren F1 successor rendered by CAR magazine

The Thai edition of CAR magazine has placed on its cover this month a speculative rendering of the McLaren F1 successor.

Styled by McLaren design chief Frank Stephenson, previous reports describe the new McLaren, codenamed P12, as being very futuristic which does appear to be in line with the CAR renderings.

The P12 will be powered by a heavily upgraded version of the MP4-12C's 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine generating around 800 hp (597 kW / 811 PS) and further boosted by a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that could generate an additional 120 hp (89 kW / 122 PS).

Incorporating vast amounts of carbon fiber in its construction just like the 12C, the P12 will weigh around 1,140 kg (2513 lbs).

The new McLaren will be revealed at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix in May, possibly a private event for special clientele. The McLaren F1 successor will be reportedly launched in 2014 with a starting price of around €750,000.

In related news, CAR is also reporting a MP4-12C Spyder, which they also rendered, will be launched in 2012.

Special thanks to Kevin for the tip!

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Tags mclaren f1, mclaren f1 successor, mclaren p12, p12