McLaren F1 Successor in the Works

McLaren F1 Successor in the Works

McLaren is working on a follow up to what is likely its most famous car: the F1. 

McLaren’s Special Operations division will build the new limited-production $2-million car as an homage to the original F1. Many of the features that made the F1 famous will be used on the modern car, including a three-seat layout with a center-mounted driver seat, powered dihedral doors and a roof snorkel.

The new F1 won’t chase outright performance, leaving the P1 at the top of the heap. Instead, McLaren is calling it a hyper-GT car that will focus on speed and style. In fact, the brand went as far as to say that it will be the “most refined McLaren ever sold.”

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Powering the car will likely be the same 3.8-liter V8 turbo that is found in the brand’s other supercars, though in the new F1 it is rumored to make around 700 horsepower. A carbon fiber monocoque will be used to support the car, though it must be reworked to accept the three-seat layout.

There is no word yet on what the car will be called, though Autocar speculates that it could be known as the F1 GT.

Just 64 examples of the new F1 will apparently be made, the same number of road-legal F1s built. Expect a launch sometime in 2018.

[Source: Autocar]

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