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Latest rumor is that the P12 project is a go and will have a 600 bhp V10 engine. Styling is said to closely follow the McLaren F1. Launch date is targetted for 2012. Anyone have any more info?
 

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I haven't heard much new leaks yet but am prowling for more info myself. Mid engine V10? Nice! That combo worked very well on the Porsche Carrera GT.
 
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I have heard that internally the goal is to top the performance of Ferrari's Enzo replacement.
 

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Is TAG talking about the Ferrari or the Mclaren? The post he quoted mentions both, and the Enzo replacement is supposed have a V8TT also.

I wouldn't think the V8s in the current F1 cars have enough torque for a road car.
 

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P12

100 kg lighter than the MP4-12C

Safest supercar ever Euro NCAP

>600 bhp V10? Hybrid technologi?

New thinking chassi solutions

Least polution for such a car

0-62 MPH in <3 seconds

0-186 MPH in <19 seconds

VMax >230 MPH

Laptimes <15-20 seconds faster than the 12C around the Nurburgring. 12C laps it in with Corsa tires <7 minutes.
 

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100 kg lighter than the MP4-12C

Safest supercar ever Euro NCAP

>600 bhp V10? Hybrid technologi?

New thinking chassi solutions

Least polution for such a car

0-62 MPH in <3 seconds

0-186 MPH in <19 seconds

VMax >230 MPH

Laptimes <15-20 seconds faster than the 12C around the Nurburgring. 12C laps it in with Corsa tires <7 minutes.
where did you hear/get 12C ring time <7mins with Corsa? steve sutcliffe mentioned in autocar of 12C breaking 7min barrier but no official certification just speculation/here say:confused: did this time come from the TOP?
if so GAME OVER for ferrari. that is ZONDA R territory which cost $1mil:eek:
 

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chris goodwin on interview with AutoExpress confirms one project well on its way into development and another under way. one slotted above 12C with another slotted below. more than likely turbocharged engines from the interview. hopefully its a STUNNER this time which will no doubt be game over for ferrari. ferrari always brings up LOOKS & SOUND as their ace in the hole. if mclaren has a LOOKER this time around (12C already sounds good esp with inconel exhaust) ferrari will have nothing;) CAN'T WAIT:D
 

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chris goodwin on interview with AutoExpress confirms one project well on its way into development and another under way. one slotted above 12C with another slotted below. more than likely turbocharged engines from the interview. hopefully its a STUNNER this time which will no doubt be game over for ferrari. ferrari always brings up LOOKS & SOUND as their ace in the hole. if mclaren has a LOOKER this time around (12C already sounds good esp with inconel exhaust) ferrari will have nothing;) CAN'T WAIT:D
Assuming Ferrari brings out the Enzo II next year, guess would be McLaren wants to be no more than 12 months behind with the F1 2.0.
 

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Assuming Ferrari brings out the Enzo II next year, guess would be McLaren wants to be no more than 12 months behind with the F1 2.0.
Enzo II may not be even able to match 12C performance. Enzo (1) did Top Gear track in 1:19:00. Enzo II will have to be >4secs quicker to not end up a LAUGHTER;) Porsche 918 Spyder (over $845K US) will not even come close to 12C numbers, heck it can't even match its own car (GT2 RS) but it's limited run supposedly all spoken for. i just don't get how they get away with it.
i know its because its a HYDRID;) WTF!
 
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