The highly-anticipated new model will sit above the existing MP4-12C, sitting as a successor to the UK manufacturer’s iconic F1 model.
Previous reports and recent spy photos suggest the Paris reveal may be a concept only, but its coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the F1’s launch may be a sign of what's to come.
Aside from the McLaren logo in the centre of this teased supercar, twin bonnet nostrils and recessed vents can be seen, along with a dramatically tapering bonnet shut line.
Also hinted are headlights smaller than the 12C's units, pushed right out to the front corners. Reflections also hint at the rumoured double-bubble roof shape.
The latter is expected to facilitate a return of a F1-style roof air intake for the mid-mounted engine.
Known internally as the P12, the new car is expected to be based around the MP4-12C monocell carbon fibre chassis, but with lighter carbon fibre exterior panels compared with the MP4-12C’s aluminium.
The drivetrain is expected to be based on the MP4-12C’s 3.8 litre turbocharged V8, with the addition of a KERS-style hybrid system also likely.
Be sure to keep an eye on TMR for full details from the Paris unveiling later this month.
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