Report: BMW, McLaren working on a joint supercar

Report: BMW, McLaren working on a joint supercar image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: McLaren | posted September 23, 2015 10:36

BMW, McLaren joins forces to develop a mid-engined supercar

It seems that BMW is looking to develop a V8 supercar which could be produced by McLaren.

According to Car Magazine, BMW is reportedly in talks with McLaren to jointly develop a mid-engined V8 supercar which could be revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The report adds that BMW's R&D chief Klaus Fröhlich started discussing with McLaren since January and the supercar is scheduled to be in dealerships in 2019.

If talks between the two companies are successful, Car Magazine says the model will use the carbon-fiber monocoque of the next-gen McLaren 650S (codenamed P16).

In terms of power, BMW will develop the engine for the joint supercar. With that in mind, reports state that power could be provided by a 4.0-liter V8 engine with two exhaust-driven and two electric turbochargers that delivers 760 PS.

As a review, both brands have previously worked together on the McLaren F1; with BMW providing the McLaren F1's V12 engine.

Note: Photo shown above is the BMW M-Power McLaren F1 GTR

Source: Car Magazine