Monaco GP reveal planned for McLaren P12

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McLaren MP4-P12 rendering

Latest gossip on the McLaren MP4-P12 suggests it will be revealed or announced at the Monaco Grand Prix in late May.

The rendering above is not official, but is probably around the mark. The P12 is far more extreme than the 12C and has been designed by Frank Stephenson. Oddly enough he’s the bloke that gave us the new MINI a bit over a decade ago. Stephenson was also involved in the creation of the 12C, of course.

It’s expected McLaren will use the 3.8 litre V8 from the 12C and find another 200hp to bring peak power to around 800hp. Factor in the target weight of around 1140kg and you get a power to weight ratio of “holy crap!”

You’ll need silly amounts of money, naturally, but you’ll have plenty of time to save. An exact date on the production launch of the P12 is yet to be announced and could be as early as next year or as late as 2014.

[Source: GTspirit | Pic: Car]