View Full Version : McLaren P8 supercar back on track.

03-15-2005, 06:50 PM
Is a rendering of what the proposed McLaren F2 might look like:<p><IMG SRC="http://hvtm.totalcar.hu/car/m/mclaren/702161.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>WoW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Here is an article which talks (amongst other things) about the P8 project, it's possible revival, and McLaren's projections:<p><A HREF="http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,12389-1365749,00.html" TARGET="_blank">http://driving.timesonline.co.....html</A><p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 2:30 PM 4/6/2005</i>

03-16-2005, 07:16 AM
This isnt an official image, so its purely a rumour.<p>Besides, weren't the F2 and P8 projects cancelled?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 2:30 PM 4/6/2005</i>

03-16-2005, 10:15 AM
It's on hold, but there were studies done to check the profitability of such a car, and there is some. But McLaren now needs a true successor to the F1, nothing less nothing more.

03-17-2005, 12:24 AM
Well, i wouldn't consider the SLR a true McLaren, for me it's more like a MB engineered by ML, which is not the same. The problem is that the time and resources spent engineering a car for another manufacturer is time you cannot spend in your own cars. That's the 'mess'.

03-17-2005, 05:32 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6040315.001/6040315.001.1L.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>In the realm of dreams can such visions exist. <br>With its 600hp V12 engine from BMW the legendary McLaren F1 is one of the fastest and most exclusive cars in automobile history. Production came to an end in May of 1998 with only 64 road going versions built. <p>Could the creation of a successor be possible? Rumors have been circulating that McLaren Mercedes joint efforts could produce additional SLR offspring of lower caliber. A new super car topping the SLR is highly unlikely given the amount of development with gains yet to be realized. Nonetheless, the foundation has been laid and valuable experiences gained. It may be premature for Mercedes to give up on the the possibility of new models. <p>In a perfect world we would like to see a totally new model which is more exclusive than the SLR and be more McLaren than Mercedes although the pointed star would remain. But since the world is not perfect we will happily settle for two composite chassis models using the AMG tuned 5.5 liter V8 with 500hp and a boosted 3.5 liter V6 in the area of 400hp. Electronic bells and whistles optional this time. <p>...and then I woke up. <br>^_^<p>

Seller Automotive
03-17-2005, 04:24 PM
Mercedes and McLaren have broke contracts and decided to no longer develop road cars. SLR has turned out to be a one time deal.<p>A Mercedes Exec leaked all future road car development in an interview about a month ago<p>They included...<br>$170,000 Mid-Engine car<br>$265,000 Mid-Engine car<br>SLR Replacement (Twin Turbo V12)<br>And a Convertible of the $170k car<p>Too bad though, these cars will never be built<p>I've heard rumors though that McLaren does want to create a new car... who knows what that will be.. I personally hope they invest a lot of money in a $170,000 mid-engine car to take on the F430 and Gallardo... the risk(investment) will be HUGE.. but I believe the payoffs will be WELL worth it.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 11:19 AM 4/7/2005</i>

Seller Automotive
04-06-2005, 09:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MOORHOUSE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This isnt an official image, so its purely a rumour. Besides, weren't the F2 and P8 projects cancelled?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not so Fast: McLaren P8 supercar back on track<br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102138" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102138</A><p>old article..<br><A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=7678" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/article.cms?articleId=7678</A><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 2:30 PM 4/6/2005</i>