Spy Shots: 500-hp McLaren P11 caught by base

The folks over at AutoExpress have caught a prototype of the upcoming McLaren, codenamed the P11. The highly-anticipated P11, that will hit the roads in 2010, was caught undergoing testing at McLaren’s base in Woking, Surrey.

While it’s hard to see anything through the heavy disguise, one thing is clear. It’s as compact as McLaren has promised. The smaller and less expensive McLaren will be a rival to the Ferrari F430 and the Lamborghini Gallardo.

What kind of power is it going to bring to the table? Sources say that we’ll see at least 500-hp from a turbocharged 6.2L V8 from AMG. 0 to 60 mph for the P11 will come in around 4 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph. The engine will be mated to a semi-automatic paddleshift gearbox. Carbon brakes are also likely to join the list.

Head over to AutoExpress for the full shots.