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McLaren plans replacement for supercar
Formula One powerhouse McLaren secretly has begun work on a replacement for its legendary F1 supercar, while it also gears up to become a mainstream sports-car maker.

n an informal interview at the Geneva motor show, Stephenson said he is sketching ideas to replace the legendary Peter Stevens-styled F1. So, while spy photographers have been busy snapping pictures of P11 prototypes, Stephenson has moved on to the challenge of replacing one of the most revered cars in automotive history.

"For the F1 replacement, there are not the restrictions on us, like with P11," Stephenson said. "I am looking at a clean sheet of paper for the F1 replacement, and we are still trying to see what directions we want it to go in, in terms of its design.

"This one will be my influence from start to finish."


 

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It sucks that they are going to have to downgrade their market sector with a lower level suplemental car, just to stay alive in this type of technological era. It's not the 90's anymore; you need a lottttt of money for the advanced technology development that is needed for modern supercars. Look at Bugatti: the veyron wasn't even designed to make money. Of course there are always companies like Pagani and Koenigsiexoifugg that manage to stay afloat on such small numbers...how do they do it?
 

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The next one doesnt look too bad eh? But then again...the original still kicks ass.
 

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New McLaren F1 in 2012
McLaren will launch a follow-up to its iconic F1 hypercar in 2012, more than two years earlier than originally planned.

A successor to the F1 had been expected later in the decade as McLaren instead focused its efforts on setting up a new car company from scratch, developing and marketing the MP4-12C and establishing a dealer network to sell its models through.

McLaren insiders have told Autocar, however, the firm is working flat-out on a new F1, a car described as a “revolutionary” hypercar and one which will be instantly recognisable as such. This is in contrast to the MP4-12C, which has been criticised for its unadventurous styling.

The new F1 is the subject of an intensive development programme said to be among the speediest the industry has yet seen.

The new F1 will be mid-engined and will feature a carbonfibre monocoque similar in concept to the MP4-12C’s. Despite its creators’ radical approach, it will still bear some similarities to the original F1. These, however, are largely coincidental and it is not yet clear whether the car will feature the same central driving seat as its predecessor.

As with the MP4-12C and the original 1992 F1, major emphasis has been placed on saving weight; the new F1 is expected to pioneer many new solutions in this field.

It will also feature novel wheel and lighting designs, both contributing much to its distinctive look. There’s no word yet on the car’s powertrain, but it is expected to break new ground, possibly with some low emission solutions. Standard-setting suspension is also a certainty.
 

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There’s no word yet on the car’s powertrain, but it is expected to break new ground, possibly with some low emission solutions
These words scare me....and not in a good way.
 

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McLaren P1 Supercar Revealed
Just the Facts:
-The McLaren P1, the long-awaited successor to the McLaren F1, will debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
-McLaren says the P1 at Paris is intended as a "design study" and that the production version will appear next year.
-Sales will follow within 12 months, said McLaren in a statement on Tuesday.






Love the rear. :eek:
 

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It has some good design ideas, but I dont think its pulling them off 100%
Not a fan atm.
 
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