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Spy Shots: McLaren P11

Into the realm of reality.

by on Jan.30, 2009

Caught: The McLaren P11

Caught: The McLaren P11

McLaren’s elusive P11 has moved from the realm of rumor into reality with just shot spy-photos of the first prototype photographed during cold weather testing. Tentatively scheduled to be officially introduced later this year, and with production beginning in 2010, the P11 is McLaren’s replacement for the SLR, a Ferrari F430 competitor.

Details on this car, caught earlier today in northern Sweden, are naturally sketchy, but the heavily camouflaged silhouette does resemble the renderings that have leaked over the past few months.

No specific details have been released, but current speculation calls for the lightweight supercar to be powered by a Mercedes-sourced V8 pumping out around 550 hp, possibly hooked up to an F1-style quick-change transmission.

More photos of the McLaren P11 can be viewed at www.LeftLaneNews.com

Brenda Priddy