McLaren set to reveal new Supercar in Paris

The next McLaren, possibly a spiritual successor to the acclaimed McLaren F1, will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

Making its international motor show debut, McLaren Automotive will be displaying the MP4-12C alongside its new Spider variant, but all eyes will be on the currently un-named supercar.

Whilst the teaser image released by McLaren doesn’t reveal much, the basic outlines of the front end can be seen and they seem to suggest a far more dramatic shape than the current model.

No technical details have been revealed by the Woking based maker just yet, but it is expected that a variant of the MP4-12C’s 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 will be used, probably mated to a hybrid system developed from McLaren Racing’s F1 KERS system.

Guesses at power outputs range from 700 bhp (710 PS) to up to 1,000 bhp (1014 PS).

This is all speculation for now though. The car, and more details, will be revealed late in the afternoon of 27 September.

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