The McLaren F1 successor will be coming with 800 horsepower squeezed from a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
The fact that the British based automaker McLaren is currently testing the successor of the iconic F1 hypercar is no longer a surprise and we’ve talked about this in late 2011, but until now we didn’t have a clue on what W12 monster would be laying under its hood. According to the guys over at carmagazine.co.uk, the replacement of the McLaren F1 model will be powered by a 3.8 liter V8 twin turbo engine, which will be developing a total output of 800 horsepower. This unit will be backed up by the kinetic energy recovery system, KERS, which can give the hypercar short bursts of extra power.
Besides the twin-turbo V8 engine which will apparently power the successor of the McLaren F1, our source is also saying that the upcoming hypercar will use a carbon fiber monocoque chassis which is actually similar to the one used on the current MP4-12C, but it will be lighter and more advanced. Last but not least, prices for the McLaren F1 successor are expected to start at 750.000 EUR (962.700 USD / 623.921 GBP), so you’d better start saving your money.