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McLaren P12 hypercar confirmed for Paris debut

Thu, 06 Sep 2012

McLaren has confirmed its new flagship model, code-named P12, will make its world debut at the Paris motor show, the first time the company has attended an auto show in its recent history.

The announcement was accompanied by a teaser image of the car that appears to feature an unusually low scuttle height and a glass canopy. First impressions suggest it may offer some respite from the current crop of rather uneventful-looking supercars.

The P12 will sit above the MP4-12C as the technological centerpiece of the company and is expected to feature advanced aerodynamics and a more distinctive design language than the understated 12C.

It was designed in the McLaren Technical Center at the company's headquarters in Surrey in the UK under Design Director Frank Stephenson.

McLaren will also be using Paris as a setting to reveal its future plans at a press conference on 27 September, but we can expect to see more details on its latest creation posted on McLaren's Facebook page and on its Twitter account, @McLarenAuto.

By Owen Ready