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McLaren to launch P1 Replacement in 2017?

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McLaren to launch P1 Replacement in 2017?

Mclaren is rumored to be working on a new Ultimate Series model to replace the Mclaren P1. According to Autocar, the new model- codenamed P15 is expected to debut later this year.

The McLaren P15 is touted to be the most extreme road car Woking has ever produced and is expected to be more track-focused than the P1 GTR. That said, it will be road legal.

It will be based around a carbon fiber tub, much like the rest of the McLaren line-up. At its heart will a tweaked 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine mated to a 7-speed gearbox. The engine is believed to deliver 789 hp, making it the most powerful version of the 3.8-liter block and 62 hp (not considering the output of the electric motors) more than the P1.

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Apparently, McLaren is also working on getting the power-to-weight down. Thus, the P15 is expected to weigh less than 1300 kg. Moreover, the cabin of the supercar will stripped of any luxuries. In fact, the car is believed to get extremely lightweight carbon racing seats and minimal luggage space.

The P15 will feature an advanced active aerodynamics package consisting of a front splitter and a “huge” rear wing somewhat similar to the P1 GTR, we suspect.

If the reports in the media are to be believed, then 500 units of the P15 supercar will be built and customers are already lining up with deposits. While, the final price tag is not yet known, the P15 could cost around $1.1 million. Meanwhile, McLaren is also working on a flagship hypercar to replace the legendary F1.

Source: Autocar

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