No one can forget the Mclaren F1 considering the fact that we have reached a stage where supercar manufacturers seem to be growing in number and lighter, powerful and cooler looking ones keep popping up on every episode of top gear. You probably have to hit the jackpot twice to own a Mcl F1 and paying such amounts of money would buy you something from the mid-nineties which can compete with the supercars of today.
The Mcl F1 got old and newer and better cars were available from the houses of Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and other members of the elite supercar club. McLaren responded by making the SLR which was developed to give its customers the feel of a Formula 1 car on the road. It didn’t do as expected by McLaren and the whole project wasn’t a complete success.
Mclaren wants to get back into business and they are currently working on the P11 project which would be their third attempt at making a successful supercar. Very little is known about the P11 and the England-based firm might just bring out the stuff that could do the trick for them. Even before its complete development, the P11 has created some strong waves and dozens of orders have already been taken in the factory.
The P11 is a lightweight two-seater powered by a V8 engine. While the Mcl F1 competed with the likes of the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959, and the SLR took on the Ferrari Enzo and Carrera GT, the P11 is expected to target the likes of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia and 911 GT2 when released in 2010.
CAR magazine claims its renderings are fairly close to the mark for the supercar that will be produced in annual runs of less than 5,000.