Iconic road car rumored to be resurrected as a GT car
July 20, 2016 — According to Autocar, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is working on a successor to the legendary McLaren F1 road car. Sources claim the new “hyper-GT” will be available by the end of the decade.
As reported by Jim Holder of Autocar:
The McLaren F1 will be reinvented before the turn of the decade in a project made possible by the bespoke skills of the Woking-based firm’s Special Operations division.
The all-new, limited-edition £2 million car will be built in homage to the F1 and include many of its standout design features — including the three-seat layout, powered dihedral doors with openings that extend to the roof’s central vein, and a roof snorkel. However, the car is also being engineered to an all-new brief as an ultra-powerful GT car.
With the P1 remaining at the pinnacle of McLaren’s line-up, Autocar understands the new F1 development team has been given the goal of making the fastest GT car yet built, as opposed to a super-sports car chasing outright performance.
Our sources suggest the car will use a modified version of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine that powers all of its cars, delivering more than 700bhp. There will be no electrical assistance, but the top speed will exceed 200mph.
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