Report: McLaren to follow up on F1 successor in 2012

McLaren is seeing a very healthy revitalization thanks to its MP4-12C super car. But let’s not forget, McLaren is most famous for producing the car that once held the record for being the world’s fastest production car for over a decade before Koenigsegg took the title in 2005.

And because of their efforts to expand their offerings have increased, rumor has it that the brand was considering a successor to the infamous F1. And apparently, the planned F1 hypercar will receive a follow-up in 2012, more than two years earlier than planned. Could McLaren be attempting to regain the title as producing the world’s fastest production car once again?

McLaren has been focusing most of their efforts on expanding the company itself and introducing their first ever dealer network. Along with these plans though is the new F1 and some McLaren insiders were able to provide some minute details.

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Apparently, this new F1 will feature a unibody made completely of carbon fiber, which is similar to that of the MP4-12C. And just like the original F1, there is said to be a significant focus on saving weight, which means the F1 has the potential to pioneer a variety of new solutions for others to follow.

No other specifics have been released such as powertrain and other equipment as the car is still deep in the R&D phase. Either way, the new McLaren F1 will certainly be an interesting project to follow.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoCar

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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