McLaren F1 Successor to Get Close to the 1,000 HP Mark

Additional details regarding the car McLaren has planned as the successor for the extreme F1 of the 1990s - the P12. It will predictably be powered by an uprated version of the 3.8-liter V8 unit that currently powers the MP4-12C, tuned to produce in excess of 800 hp.
P12 Speculatively Rendered 1 photo
Photo: Mark Antar
However, with the addition of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), the grand total will be closer to 1,000 hp, as it adds an additional 160 hp, while also improving economy and emissions. Also, in order to help it achieve the desired performance numbers, McLaren will try to keep the weight as low as possible - sources indicate that the figure may be as low as 1,255 kg (2,700 lbs).

With figures like these all stacking in its favor, the P12 should crack 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 160 km/h (100 mph) in 9.1 seconds, and top out in excess of 385 km/h (240 mph). Also, with only 500 being made at an expected price of around $1,4-million, it will undoubtedly be a very sought-after machine, and one which will rival and closely match Ferrari’s upcoming hypercar.

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