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McLaren tease the New F1 (P12)

Wed, 05 Sep 2012

With a debut at the Paris Motor Show on 27th September, McLaren releases the first teaser photo of their new hypercar.

We’ve been anticipating the reveal of the new McLaren F1 – the McLaren P12 – for some time, and expected it to appear at Pebble Beach last month.

The new car at Pebble Beach turned out to be the McLaren X-1 (although McLaren did take an iPad presentation of the new F1 for the delectation of the privileged few) but now we know for certain that the new McLaren will get its public debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Expect a design that is far away from the almost generic and ‘safe look of the 12C, with an almost cartoon-like view of the ultimate supercar with an aggressive face and almost bubble roof.

Under the skin will sit a plethora of McLaren high tech with a more powerful version of McLaren’s 3.8 litre turbo V8 delivering anything between 800 and 1000bhp thanks to a KERS setup boosting the power available for short bursts.

There’s every chance we’ll have more on the new F1 before its official Paris debut. As soon as we do, you’ll know.

By Cars UK