McLaren showed photos of the new car, but it’s not SpeedtailAugust 5, 2018
The other day McLaren caused a real stir in social networks by posting an interesting photo on the official Instagram account of the Formula 1 team with the original version of his F1 car in the foreground and a couple of unknown road cars in the background. Some people immediately came to the conclusion that the mysterious sports cars located at the McLaren Technology Center in Woking are the long-awaited Speedtail.
This turned out to be a false assumption, as McLaren Automotive, a subdivision of civilian models, denied the information, commenting on the Instagram message. Thus, in the photos we can see so far unknown cars, but in the same comment the representative of the division left a link to the event McLaren Design Night.
As part of this event, the owners along with potential buyers were invited to the McLaren Ascot Center in Berkshire, UK to visit McLaren Design Studio. They were also given the opportunity to look at the process of creating clay models of future cars. At least one of the model models shown in today’s photos was demonstrated on an excursion. Thus, for the long-awaited novelty, mock-ups that were not included in production were adopted.
Also note that the teaser images of the McLaren Speedtail show a completely different silhouette, so it’s obvious that the photos caught other models. The real model can make its debut before the end of this year, and will become the spiritual successor of the legendary F1. McLaren has already announced that it will be the fastest car company ever released. The maximum speed will exceed the 391 km / h mark reached by F1. And the legendary model is still the fastest production car with an atmospheric engine.
The model, formerly known as the factory index BP23, will receive a three-seat saloon and will be released in a limited edition of 106 copies – all of them have long been sold out. Production of a gasoline-electric machine is planned to begin in late 2019.