McLaren P11, Another Glimpse at the Future Supercar
Even if reports have surfaced in the past about the P11, recent developments in technologies such as the KERS systems and other Formula 1 related technologies have shed a new light on the vehicle.
The P11 (we use this name for convenience) is due in 2011, at an estimated price of 150,000 pounds, autoexpress.co.uk reported. Dubbed by Dennis as being "the most environmentally friendly car of its type,” the P11 will make full use of the experience McLaren Automotive has had with the Great Circle. Carbon fiber body and a KERS-like system are just a few examples.
As for the engine, even if it is way too early to speculate, the P11 has a lot of chances of using a 6.2l V8 AMG creation, developing some 450 horsepower. Thanks to it, the car will go naught to sixty-to in 4.6 seconds and will top at 195 mph (312 km/hour).
Dennis set a goal of some 1,000 units of the P11 to be produced in the first year at the company's plant in the UK. By 2015, the company plans of reaching an output capacity of 4,000 vehicles a year, including the P11, a follow-up to the McLaren F1 and an under 100,000 pound model.
Until 2011, autoexpress.co.uk reports that the P11 will be on display at the 2009 Los Angeles Motor Show, set to debut in November, so more will be known at that time.