According to a recent report, the McLaren F1 successor will have a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 799 hp (596 kW / 810 PS) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque.

According to a recent report, McLaren has started testing the highly-anticipated F1 successor.

Citing anonymous sources, AutoCar says the model will be launched in 2014 with a carbon fiber monocoque chassis which is similar to the one used on the MP4-12C. There's also word of an aluminum pushrod suspension with adaptive dampers and a five-stage traction control system. Other rumored specs, which are no stretch of the imagination, include carbon ceramic brakes, active aerodynamics and a defeatable anti-lock braking system.

Motivation will reportedly come from a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 799 hp (596 kW / 810 PS) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque. It is expected to be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. If everything pans out, the car could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, 0-100 mph in 5.5 second and 0-200 mph in 20.0 seconds.

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Styling remains a mystery, but one source described the car as a "bigger, angrier and more functional looking" version of the MP4-12C. Inside, the cabin is expected to be minimalistic but equipped with a data logger and video camera to record track day antics.

Production could be limited to 500 units and pricing might approach £1 (€1.14 / $1.56) million.