Geneva is hosting cars from all segments and all top brands in the world. McLaren however, had faster plans to unveil its next fast car, the successor of McLaren F1, the McLaren P12, at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix.
The last F1 rolled out in 1988, and McLaren has since gone on to produce the SLR for Mercedes-Benz and finally took a leap with the MP4-12C. However, no machine was as capable as the once fastest car, McLaren F1. And now just a few days till the Monaco GP, the 70th running of the most iconic Formula One races, is scheduled for 27 May, 2012, where the successor of McLaren F1, the P12 will be officially unveiled.
The new McLaren supercar has a retuned 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine, borrowed from the MP4-12C, which after retuning produces over 800 hp. Also featuring in the new engine is the KERS-Kinetic Energy Restoration System, which adds a mighty boost of 120 hp to the engine. It’s expected to weigh around 1,140 kg, which is spectacular for a sportcar.
McLaren P12 is expected to hit the market by 2014 with a price tag of $1 million.