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McLaren F1 successor might get a twin-turbo V8 3.8-liter engine

McLaren F1

We are less than a year away from the launch of the highly anticipated successor for the McLaren F1. Dubbed the P12, the car will adopt a dramatic styling and should feature a double-bubble roof as well as a canopy-like greenhouse.

Car Magazine says that the car will be motivated by a twin-turbo V8 3.8-liter engine which will be capable of producing 800 hp (811 PS / 597 kW). The power unit might be backed up by a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) which will be able to give the vehicle short bursts of added performance.

The successor of the F1 will probably ride on a carbon fiber monocoque chassis that is quite similar to the one that McLaren used for the gorgeous MP4-12C. The one which will come in the P12 will be more advanced and lighter.

As for the price tag, the car will most likely cost somewhere around $962,700 (750,000 euros / 623,921 pounds) for the base model.

Source: Car Magazine

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