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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The new McLaren?
Is this the new McLaren? Well if it is, then this will be a beauty, after they of course install some windows and make it into an actual vehicle instead of a toy. This truly does looks promising and they should definitely build it. Here is a nice piece from Autoblog about the McLaren and below that are two more student entries.
We reported some time ago that McLaren was already brainstorming its next vehicle that will replace the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR. The SLR is surely awe-inspiring, but it hasn't made a name for itself in the current crowd of supercars like the McLaren F1 that will go down in history as one of the finest road cars ever built. As it turns out, McLaren has enlisted the help of students attending the European Institute of Design in Turin, Italy by way of a thesis project called "One Sport from 320 km/h" (rough translation) that charged 39 students with designing a super sports car for street use. From what the translation indicates, McLaren went so far as to bring the students to McLaren Technology Center in Woking, England to get to know the brand better and learn more about its accomplishments in F1 racing that could be incorporated into the vehicle's design. Fourteen groups of students produced three concepts each, of which one per group was selected to be developed further. Those resulting fourteen concepts were then further refined and built into 1:4 scale models that were judged by the people at McLaren. The design featured above called "M eleven B" by Alexander Belosio, Vito Possidente and Massimo Terranova was chosen as the best overall design of the 14 produced. If we've misread the translation, please tell us in the comments and we'll update the post with the correct information. Our Italian translator is still celebrating his country's World Cup victory and likely won't be back, at least not for another four years.
"Can-Am" of Cosimo Amadei, Jean Paul Fondeur Gill, Stefano Laruffa received a prize for best representing the McLaren brand. "MP 11" of Giuseppe Mariniello, Carl Olivieri, David Valpreda received third place overall from McLaren. Source:Virtual car via autoblog
posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 7/11/2006 10:51:00 AM    
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