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Thursday, January 19, 2012

McLaren's F1 Successor to be 800 hp Hybrid

The fact that McLaren is currently testing the successor of the iconic F1 hypercar is no longer a surprise. According to, the replacement for the McLaren F1 will be powered by an 800 hp 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine. This unit will be backed up by a kinetic energy recovery system, KERS, provide bursts of electric power for overtaking.

The new McLaren F1 will use a carbon fiber monocoque chassis similar to the one used on the current MP4-12C. Price is expected to start at 750.000 EUR.

Source: Car Magazine

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