McLaren P12 (F1 successor) Concept going to Paris Motor Show image

McLaren is planning to introduce a new concept car, the P12, which should be the successor of the F1, to this edition of the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

The fact that McLaren is working on a successor to the iconic F1 is no longer a surprise for anyone and rumors have appeared over these past months which kept saying that the model will be soon presented. But with the 2012 Paris Motor Show coming in pretty fast, which is the last most important automotive event this year, the British based automaker is planning to capture everyone’s attention, with the P12 concept, which is rumored to be the successor to the F1.

There is no official word on this subject from the British based automaker just yet but Inside McLaren is saying that the model will be powered by the same engine used on the MP4-12C supercar, the 3.8 liter V8 twin turbo engine, but thanks to some tweaks, the P12 should become even more powerful.

“We are not revealing the power yet, but we don’t get into the game of competing numbers. This is going to be extreme in technology: how it delivers power, how it handles. Technology is delivering performance with finesse”, said the McLaren regional director for the Asia Pacific, Ian Gorsuch.

Initial rumors were saying that the McLaren P12 will be equipped with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), which might add an extra 120 horsepower. Unfortunately we don’t have any more details on the P12 but we will keep you updated on the subject. Inautonews.com will attend the 2012 Paris Motor Show.