McLaren is planning to unveil the new P12 supercar, which will be the F1’s successor, at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix in May.
The fact that McLaren was working on a successor to the iconic F1 model is no longer a surprise, but after we thought that the new supercar will probably see daylight for the first time in a couple of years, apparently the company has other plans. Even if there is no official word on the McLaren P12 yet, the guys from GT Spirit are saying that the successor to the F1 will be officially presented to the public in May, at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix.
Rumors say that the P12, which is actually the internal name of the supercar, will be powered by a tuned version of the same engine which is currently powering the MP4-12C, the 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 unit, which will generate a total output of 800 horsepower and it will come with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), that might add an extra 120 HP. The McLaren P12 is expected to weight around 1,140 kg (2,513 lbs), and it will hit the market in 2014, with a price tag set around 750,000 euros.