New McLaren P11 Supercar To Be Made Of Clay?

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
new mclaren p11 supercar to be made of clay

The autoblogosphere is on fire with talk of the CAR Magazine’s photos of the McLaren P11. The mid-engined F430-fighter has had a tough development so far, and McLaren is probably trying to get some positive coverage for its ambitious project by leaking images to CAR. But we, the chattering enthusiasts, have to ask ourselves what we’re getting so excited about. Though CAR has “Photoshop experts” to confirm that the images are “real” many bloggers have failed to report that the images are of a clay model. No mirrors, door handles or any other street-legalizing kit is shown on the models, meaning many changes are still to come. Also, CAR reports (on the third page in) that the “early styling buck” pictured has yet to receive treatment from recently-hired ex-Fiat styling chief Frank Stephenson. This means the production model should (if Stephenson is to earn his money) look considerably different than what is currently being shown. And then there’s the issue of the motor. Mercedes is playing silly buggers with McLaren, refusing to hand over the AMG 6.2 liter V8 that McLaren wants, possibly due to an Aston-Martin engine deal. In other words, we know basically nothing about the P11. It may not be what you want to hear, but dammit, it’s the truth.

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  • Argentla Argentla on Oct 14, 2008

    Remember the old SNL commercial for the Adobe? "The little car that's made outta clay!"

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