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    Official: McLaren dubs next model MP4-27 at Production Centre opening [w/videos]

    Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Plants/Manufacturing, Videos, UK, MISC


    Turning a Formula One team into an automaker is no mean feat. Ferrari did it decades ago, and now McLaren is following suit. The first product of the newly formed McLaren Automotive - an offshoot of the F1 team - has already hit the market in the form of the MP4-12C, with several additional models planned over the coming years. But in order to do so, they'll need a state-of-the-art production facility.

    Fortunately, that's just what McLaren has built at its cutting-edge factory in Woking, England. The new McLaren Production Centre has just opened its doors, inviting British Prime Minister David Cameron to swing by for a tour.

    In announcing the visit, McLaren has also revealed the name of its next project as the MP4-27. It isn't immediately clear if the MP4-27C will be the successor to the legendary McLaren F1 road car, or if it will simply be the company's next race car.

    Either way, that's not all that McLaren is working on these days, beyond fielding its own front-running, World Championship F1 team, it's supplying the electronics for the next generation of F1 engines as well as those for IndyCar, NASCAR, airplane engines and the BMW-redesigned BART subway system in San Francisco. In other words, there's not a lot of sitting still going on in Woking, and that's just the way they seem to like it.

    Follow the jump for the full press release and a pair of videos from the facility's opening, and scope out the high-res images in the gallery for a look behind the curtain.Continue reading McLaren dubs next model MP4-27 at Production Centre opening [w/videos]
    McLaren dubs next model MP4-27 at Production Centre opening [w/videos] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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