We Could See A New McLaren F1 by 2018

What surely has to be one of the most collectible and we inspiring cars ever made, the famous McLaren F1 will likely be resurrected by the manufacturer within the next two years as a hyper GT car.

The all-new, limited-edition £2 million car will be built in homage to the McLaren F1 and include many of its standout design features including the iconic three-seat layout and roof snorkel.

McLaren F1 GT

AutoCar’s sources suggest the car will use a modified version of the M838T twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine that powers all of its cars, delivering more than 700bhp. There will be no electrical assistance, but the top speed will exceed 200mph. That should give the new F1 a better power-to-weight ratio than the 650S while also allowing it to be tuned for the level of refinement demanded by its GT credentials.

“The power-to-weight goal is to eclipse any other car with three seats or more. But at the same time, this will be the most refined McLaren ever sold,” said the source.

The cabin will combine styling from the F1’s heritage with ultra-modern materials and finishings to create a luxurious feel in line with the car’s cross-country goal. A bespoke luggage set is also said to be among the standard equipment.

As yet no name is confirmed but is likely to include the F1 moniker alongside the letters GT.

Head to AutoCar for more info or read the story from our recent McLaren Drive Day.

McLaren F1 GT


James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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