The British based automaker McLaren is currently testing the official successor of one of the most iconic hypercars ever, the F1, with its performance being expected to be beyond the Bugatti Veyron, the predecessor of the Ferrari Enzo or the upcoming Porsche 918.
According to Autocar.co.uk, the F1’s successor will get an alpha-numeric name just like the MP4-12C, and the supercar has already seen the road in tests, last month in Spain and probably Bahrain, where McLaren tested hot weather conditions.
Autocar.co.uk is also saying that the new McLaren F1 will be powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine, developing about 800 horsepower at 7.500 rpm and a peak torque of 590 lb-ft between 3.500 and 7.500 rpm, mated to a seven-speed Graziano dual-clutch gearbox which will send power to the rear wheels.
The McLaren F1’s successor will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, from 0 to 100 mph in 5.5 seconds and from 0 to 200 mph in 20.0 seconds.
The new McLaren supercar will be based on a lightweight carbonfiber monocell similar to the one used on the MP4-12C, along with a hydraulic anti-roll control, adaptive dampers and a five-stage traction control system.
With its carbon-ceramic brakes offered as standard, the ability to switch off the ABS, the original F1 style carried over in the body, a bald interior and an on-board data logger with a video camera to film circuit laps, the new McLaren supercar will be every boy’s dream, just like the original one.
The price is expected to be around 400.000 GBP and production will be limited to 500 units. We’ll keep you posted once more details come to light.