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New McLaren P11 supercar (2010): the spy photos

By Tim Pollard

Spy shots

13 October 2008 14:00

CAR today publishes undisguised photographs of the 200mph McLaren P11 – Woking’s new junior supercar that will resurrect the spirit of the fabled F1 but in a new, smaller, cheaper package to tackle the likes of the Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo. 

We’ve obtained three world-exclusive photographs of an early clay model of the new 2010 McLaren sports car, which reveal the Macca’s styling direction for the first time.

Read on for the full story on this landmark new McLaren:

• We lay bare the design story so far
• Lowdown on small McLaren’s engine
• Why it has cutting-edge composite tech
• The full marketing story of Project P11

So where on earth did you get these photographs of the new McLaren P11?

We can’t reveal our sources, for obvious reasons. But we’ve obtained three photographs showing the front, side profile and rear of a clay styling buck of the new baby McLaren sports car.

Our Photoshop experts are satisfied that they are a) genuine and b) undoctored. All we’ve done is remove the background (to protect our sources’ identities) and watermark them (so they’re attributed to CAR when they’re inevitably republished around the worldwide web). Otherwise what you see is what you get.

They reveal a low-slung, wedge-shaped supercar that’s obviously a two-seater, mid-engined and very, very fast…

Click ‘Next’ to read more of CAR Online’s scoop on the new McLaren P11 supercar