Looking at the McLaren P1 concept up close, you get the impression that, were it not for aerodynamics, there'd be no dynamics at all. The P1, in all seriousness, is a car designed by the wind.
British carmaker McLaren made a pretty monumental announcement this week when they unveiled the P1 concept, a visually stunning supercar concept that they say will be the successor to the legendary McLaren F1.
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McLaren may have thought they were oh so clever outlining their upcoming P12 superfatastiwonderhypercrazycar with rays of light this morning. They were actually giving us all the tools we needed to see the car in full.
McLaren will be officially unveiling its P12 superultramegahyperinsanecar at the Paris Motor Show in two weeks time.
The worst kept secret in the entire car world is that McLaren is releasing a successor to the F1 very, very soon. At Pebble Beach, some well-to-do enthusiasts saw an image of the car, called the P12, and they're starting to leak some details.
There is no doubt that the McLaren MP4-12C is one of the top performing cars on the road. But many have criticized the styling as a bit too boring to be on a supercar.
(Robert Maduri is looking for a new car to add to his stable, but the stodgy and stuffy Ferrari buying experience is making him look at a newcomer to the scene. — T.O.)
Here in Monterey for AWESUM CAR WEEK 2012!!!!!11111!11 (aka Pebble Beach), McLaren popped eyeballs with a raging-PMY-painted 12C Spider. The unveiling happened at a private party for the Gooding Moneybags Car Auction at the Pebble Beach Center For Horses That Cost More Than We'd Make If We Lived To Be 800 Years Old.
Our constant complant about concept cars not being exciting or futuristic enough isn't going to seem as credible in a few hours when everyone sees photos of the McLaren X-1. A prototype based on the McLaren MP4-12C for an unnamed collector, the X-1 is so controversial they haven't even named the designer yet.
It's a McLaren F1 GTR in Gulf Racing livery. What more could you want out of life?
What happens in the pit area of an endurance-racing team at a major European racetrack? Lots of things, including lots of lubricants and spare nuts. Sounds like a party. No, seriously. It's actually the headquarters for quite an amazing tactical feat.
Nine McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racecars (in six customer-team liveries, including the classic powder-blue-and-marigold Gulf) are competing this weekend at the Belgian bucket-list confab, Spa24. How does the GT3 differ from the road car — and what it's like to drive in an endurance race? Let's query driver Rob Bell.
Even though the fairly astonishing MP4-12C has only been out for a short time, McLaren is now preparing to introduce a spiritual successor to the F1 hypercar of the 90s.