McLaren F1 Successor 'Mega Mac' to Arrive in 2014
According to a recent article from AutoCar, McLaren is already working on such a game-changer, and it won’t just be a tickled version of the MP4-12C, but an all-new model that’s expected to debut in 2014. The project is know internally as the Mega Mac and it is rumored to be limited to 500 units, with a price tag between £350,000 and £400,000 in the UK, a bargain compared to Bugatti or Koenigsegg’s latest offerings.
Don’t expect any of those silly million-horsepower figures we’ve grown accustomed to, as the Mega Mac will offer about 800 hp from its 5.0-liter V8 engine that is being developed in conjunction with Ricardo and will be coupled to the obligatory Graziano seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
This new car will feature active-aerodynamics to keep it hugging the ground at speed, because it will be really fast. Insiders suggest a 0-60 mph (98 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds. Insiders have also suggested that the 100 mph (161 km/h) barrier will be smashed in 5.5 seconds, and 200 mph (322 km/h) in just 20 seconds. Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes will be standard, as will Brake Steer and electronic brake force distribution, so the speed will drop even faster then it increases.
The 500 units scheduled to be made will be built at a rate of about two or three per week over the span of three-four years.