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McLaren P11 caught testing

Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Proof of how far along the P11 is came today with pictures of the car out testing in chilly climes in Sweden (just like the next generation Porsche 911 (998) and the new Baby Rolls Royce, the RR4).

McLaren P11 caught testing in snowy Sweden

The McLaren P11 is a hand-built carbon composite 2 seater, mid engined car, with a target weight of only 1250kg. Power is likely to come from a Mercedes lump, and probably a tuned version of the 6.2 litre AMG found in the ’63s’, mated to an F1 style flappy-paddle gearbox.

On the inside it will probably sport more luxurious trim than its older sibling the F1, but be more functional than the competition. However, it is certain that McLaren will opt for the more traditional 2-seat layout, rather than the 1+2 layout found in the F1.

The McLaren P11 is not expected to be in showrooms until next year, but it is highly likely that the car, in final form, will be around before the end of the year.

By Cars UK