Last week, Autocar published an exclusive story revealing McLaren’s plans to build an F1 successor. You might have also heard that McLaren boss has totally denied news.
But, here’s what you need to know. McLaren is building a new hypercar and it has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8. Also, unlike the AM-RB 001, the McLaren will not be road-legal. Moreover, the company thinks it’s too early to reveal their plans and hence the denial. But apparently, the car maker has been in touch with some individuals who would want to buy their new supercar.
July 20, 2016
McLaren is contemplating a bespoke, limited edition supercar built as a homage to the legendary McLaren F1. According to a report published by Autocar, a McLaren F1 successor is in the works which is expected to debut in 2018.
The F1-inspired supercar will be built in limited numbers and will include many “standout” design features of the original. The McLaren F1 was highly unique and known for its unconventional three-seat layout. The dihedral doors looked insane but also made improved ingress and egress. These among other design bits will be replicated on the new model code-named Bespoke Project 2.
While, the original F1 was an all-out speed monster, its successor is touted to be a super-quick and comfortable GT car. It’s expected to use the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 from the P1. That said, it would most probably receive a performance boost with peak output of over 700 hp.
McLaren is believed to limit production to 64 units with each costing around $2.6 million. So, there we are, if you couldn’t get hold of the Aston Martin AM-RB001 “Nebula” you can have the McLaren F1 successor instead. I bet you wouldn’t be disappointed.