14 May '11, 6pm

McLaren begins work on Veyron-killer 'Mega Mac', the supercar to end all supercars

McLaren begins work on Veyron-killer 'Mega Mac', the supercar to end all supercars

Above: The McLaren MP4-12C GT pictured. By Tony Ng BRITISH automotive company McLaren has begun work on a new flagship supercar that will eclipse Volkswagen Group's Bugatti Veyron. The 'Mega Mac' as it is known internally, is said to be scheduled for a 2014 launch and production run will be limited to 500 examples, an Autocar report said. Based on a carbonfibre monocoque similar to the MP4-12C, the Mega Mac will be bigger and angrier while at the same time more functional-looking, insiders told Autocar. But it will still maintain a resemblance to the MP4-12C and the McLaren F1. The Veyron assassin will be powered by a 799bhp 5.0-litre engine which Autocar said will be developed with Ricardo, and will be coupled to a Graziano seven-speed dual-clutch. Maximum power will peak at 7,500rpm and about 805Nm between 3,500rpm and 6,800rpm. The Mega Mac will hit 0-100kmh in just 2.8...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Motoring/News/Story/A1Story2011051...

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