BMW, McLaren to Collaborate on New Supercar

 

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Whenever automakers collaborate on a new project, they usually create a product that combines the strengths of both companies into a great car. Take for example the Toyobaru FRS/BRZ twins, or the McLaren F1. Both cars were created with assets from more than one company and the finished products shine in each respective segment. It is reported that now BMW and McLaren are in the works to create another collaborative project, and word on the street is that will be BMW’s new supercar.

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This isn’t the first time that the two automakers have collaborated together. As previously mentioned, the legendary McLaren F1 of the ‘90s had the 6.0L V12engine supplied from BMW’s M division. That project was so successful, that it went down in the history books.

This new collaborative project will have the carbon fiber chassis from McLaren’s upcoming replacement for the 650S, dubbed P16. However, like the McLaren F1, it will use BMW’s own powerplant. Reportedly, the engine powering this new car will be a quad-turbo 4.0L V8, with 2 conventional turbochargers and 2 electrically driven turbochargers. This engine is expected to produce somewhere in the 750 hp range. Production is expected to be handled by McLaren at their Woking assembly plant.

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Both BMW and McLaren have outsourced development of supercars before. Let’s not forget that the legendary BMW M1 was a collaborative project with Lamborghini. McLaren too has had a history with other German automakers. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is another such product that resulted from a McLaren – Mercedes-Benz collaboration.

If the project does get the green light from both sides, don’t expect to see a concept version until 2017 at the earliest, with production not until 2019. That’s perfectly fine though, I am sure it will be worth the wait.

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