McLaren MP4-12C convertible, 911 rival and F1 replacement in the works

At the launch of the new MP4-12C, McLaren Automotive boss Ron Dennis said that the company is working on two new cars to join the lineup. While no details were given, the two cars are thought to be a Porsche 911 rival and an F1 replacement.

There will also be more versions of the MP4-12C, including a higher-performance version and a convertible.

Dennis denied that it will produce sedans, SUVs, hybrids or any other variants.

“We intend to have a diverse product range but they will all have two seats,” he said. “This is our heritage – we are sportscar makers and the engine will be in the back of all our cars. “We will provide a service for customers who want to race the car but thoughts of a single make series are very premature.”

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Refresher: Power for the 2011 McLaren MP4-12C comes from a 3.8L V8 twin-turbo engine producing around 600-hp mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox (SSG). 0 to 60 mph is expected to come in the low 3 second range with a top speed of more than 200 mph. Sales begin in early 2011.

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar