2010 McLaren P11 Spied Shopping In Surrey Today, images of the 2010 McLaren P11 have emerged, both in camo’ed prototype form and as a clay model. The P11 will rival cars like the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari F430 in both price and performance, undercutting the McLaren F1 , which it will nevertheless draw inspiration from. It’s expected that the P11 will be priced somewhere between $300,000 and $400,000 when it goes on sale in mid-2010.
For the money, you’ll get a supercar distilled to its essence: a mid-mounted V8 engine (possibly the 6.2-liter AMG unit), rear wheel drive, a carbon fiber chassis and bodywork and a Conran-designed interior. Also present will be F1-inspired technology like carbon/ceramic brakes and a semi-auto gearbox. CAR magazine, which published the shots of the clay model, suggests power will be around the 500 HP mark, with weight coming in around a seriously light 2,650 Lb. 0-60 should take less than four seconds, while the top speed will be right around 200 MPH. Disappointed that this isn’t the game changer the original F1 was? Don’t be; this should be a car that’s capable of providing more driving thrills than the F430 or Gallardo priced at a level your everyday corrupt CEO can afford. A McLaren for the merely rich masses? We can stomach that. [via Auto Express and CAR ]