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###Gordon Murray developing his own F1 successor. NOT the MP4-12C!!!###

Gordon Murray, the McLaren F1 designer, has announced he plans to create a successor to the celebrated model.

In an interview with Car Magazine, Murray said, "I will do one more
supercar - but it'll be a new breed. The way supercars are done right now, they've got no future at all."

Murray said that the car would not feature as much power or as high a top speed as its predecessor. It will also be lighter and smaller. His intention is to build a car that is more engineering handywork than raw power.

The new F1 will be based on the P8 design that Murray was developing for McLaren when the project was cancelled and Murray left to form his own Gordon Murray Design studio. Gordon Murray Design has since been developing the Type 25 city car - a mini car reported to be smaller than a Smart ForTwo.

Details are few on the new supercar, other than that Murray has said he does not want to try to out-do the F1, even if McLaren still hopes to create a successor to it based on its P11 design now known as the MP4-12C.

Murray is skeptical of the new Mc Laren P11 now known as the MP4-12C. "It's bound to disappoint. There's no point in trying to outdo the F1," he is quoted in the Car Magazine story.
 

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would love to see him apply the engineering of the f1 to a more useable supercar
 

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Mclaren Mp4-12c

I'm guessing this is the successor...

After years of spy shots and speculation, McLaren Automotive finally took the wraps off its latest supercar, the MP4-12C.

The MP4-12C follows the McLaren F1 (1993-98) and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (2003-09). McLaren Automotive says the MP4-12C is the first in a line of new sports cars it will produce, but it won't say when or how many more will come.

The company says the new car follows the McLaren philosophy of keeping things simple, with everything on the car having a specific purpose. At its heart, the new car features a one-piece molded carbon-fiber chassis structure, which McLaren calls the Carbon MonoCell. The 12C is powered by an in-house built 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that the company calls the M838T, developed specifically for this car. The engine produces about 600 hp (final figures are still being worked out), driving through a McLaren seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. All of the 12C's parts are made for this car, from the engine to the tailor-made switches and buttons; nothing has come from another manufacturer's parts bin.

Weight savings was a big priority. The goal is to have the car, which is slightly shorter, narrower and lower than a Ferrari F430, come in at less than 3,000 pounds. The MonoCell not only reduces weight but also allows for the use of much lighter-weight body panels. McLaren also saved weight by closely positioning the driver and passenger for a narrower body; brakes with forged aluminum hubs saved weight and are lighter than optional carbon-ceramic brakes, and lightweight exhaust pipes exit straight out the rear of the car, minimizing length and weight. Even the radiators were mounted in the rear of the car as close to the engine as possible, to minimize the cooling pipes, the fluids contained in them and therefore, weight.

The interior on the prototype that we saw looked logically laid out with a Recaro bucket seats, a digital speedometer and a large center tachometer. There are separate heat/vent controls on each door, while the center console houses navigation and audio controls.

The two-seat mid-engine car should cost about $230,000, right in line with the Lamborghini Gallardo and the Ferrari F430. McLaren will build the car at its Woking, England, facility. The 12C goes on sale through a dedicated, worldwide dealer network (fewer than 20 dealers in the United States) in early 2011. The company hopes to sell 1,000 cars the first year and eventually get to 4,000 cars a year.
























The McLaren MonoCarbon tub.






The McLaren MP4-12C and the F1.
 

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F1 owns it in the exterior and interior look department.

Like JDMmist3hFastar said- No center drive, no interest!
 

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Hold On people!!! The car pictured above is NOT the Gordon Murray designed car. Gordon Murray does not work for Mc Laren any longer and is developing his own car. Read the bold print at the bottom of my first post!:bow1:
 
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