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2011 McLaren MP4-12C
Brits to bolster supercar range with compact mid-engined model that will challenge class-leading 911.

These artist’s impressions give you the best idea yet of how the newcomer could look – and as you can see, there are clear influences from the P11, as well as cues from the original Peter Stevens-designed F1.

To keep costs down and prevent the small McLaren from stepping on the toes of the turbocharged P11, power is likely to come from a normally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 sourced from Mercedes’ AMG division.

With 450bhp in a car that weighs around 1,300kg, performance will still be scintillating. A 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds and top speed of 195mph will more than match the V8-powered R8.



Sounds promising.
 

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not what i expected maybe its just the rendering but it looks kinda cheap
there is just something about it...

it is a nice looking car though don't get me wrong.
 

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Brits to challenge the Germans with a car that has a German engine in it...awesome!
 

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Brits to challenge the Germans with a car that has a German engine in it...awesome!
Its the only way these days.

I can't really think of an impressive UK engine.
 

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looks like an f430 from the front -.-
 

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Looks like FUUUUN!!
 

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Update!

McLaren MP4-12C (2011)
The first official P11 story

It’s been a long time coming, but today we can finally bring you the first official photographs and news of the new McLaren MP4-12C. It’s the supercar known until now by its P11 codename, but make no mistake: the MP4-12C is the first bespoke McLaren road car since the seminal F1.

The two-seater MP4-12C doesn’t go on sale until early 2011, when it'll wade into what McLaren Automotive calls the ‘core sports car market’ spanning from
 

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Sporty looking? Yes.
Original looking? I'd say no. But still sharp looking.
 

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thank you homeworld for pointing out the ridiculous R8 similarities lol... i was gonna say something until i noticed the next few renderings which saved it for me
 

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Wow what a completely useless looking car for a company like mclaren to make. what brand idenity does this sh1t build for them? seriously, if they got rid of that center fin/spar in the side intakes and made it a 3 seater with the pilot in the middle, than they would have been in 100000% better shape, IMO, than with this thing. It looks like a knock off lotus evora....

**edit: mixed in with an R8s engine bay -__-
 

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The reason why it looks like most other supercars is simple: Form follows function. They have to wrap a body as tight as possible around 4 tires and leave minimal frontal area, allow for decent cooling to the mid engine setup as well as provide good intake air. Ever wonder why the Honda Insight looks like a Prius?

The McLaren F1 served a different purpose altogether. This is not a replacement for it.
 

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I am let down by this car.

I had extremely high hopes for this new McLaren car, and they fell quite short. The last car they produced was just so groundbreaking, revolutionary & wild.

Where has that all gone?

It looks like they just went for the cookie-cutter supercar look.
 
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