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    McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    CAR Magazine (UK) is breaking a story on their site where BMW and McLaren are working together on a new Hypercar.  Quad Turbo V8, 750 HP, No Hybrid / Electric Assist, etc.

    Why would McLaren agree to this when they have their own Hypercar business ??


    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    Why would it not be Honda? Am I reading too much into this? Also why would BMW need McLaren? As if they don't have enough resources and know how to produce a hyper car. 


    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    Lets not forget that the F1 had a BMW V12 engine that was amazing.


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    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    GT-Boy:

    CAR Magazine (UK) is breaking a story on their site where BMW and McLaren are working together on a new Hypercar.  Quad Turbo V8, 750 HP, No Hybrid / Electric Assist, etc.

    Why would McLaren agree to this when they have their own Hypercar business ??

    Maybe this is the start of a new cooperation, BMW McLaren? McLaren is a small producer, maybe this is their way to stay in the game without risking their independence too much? Also, BMW has no direct Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini super car competitor, even less a hyper car competitor, so it could be the perfect match.

    Why not Mercedes? Oh well, maybe Mercedes has different plans for AMG and McLaren is not what they are looking for?!


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    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    I would think BMW needs to build the Apple designed car...


    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    SciFrog:

    I would think BMW needs to build the Apple designed car...

    Different product? Their i3 could certainly need an Apple design upgrade. Smiley On the other hand, I do not think that a self driving car really needs a fancy design, it needs to be functional, comfy and...safe.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    RC:
    SciFrog:

    I would think BMW needs to build the Apple designed car...

    Different product? Their i3 could certainly need an Apple design upgrade. Smiley On the other hand, I do not think that a self driving car really needs a fancy design, it needs to be functional, comfy and...safe.

    True. But if Apple makes it, it also need to look cool to justify premium prices...


    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    SciFrog:
    RC:
    SciFrog:

    I would think BMW needs to build the Apple designed car...

    Different product? Their i3 could certainly need an Apple design upgrade. Smiley On the other hand, I do not think that a self driving car really needs a fancy design, it needs to be functional, comfy and...safe.

    True. But if Apple makes it, it also need to look cool to justify premium prices...

    Cool can be functional and simple. Depends. If I look at the latest iteration of a Google car, I want to hang myself. Smiley Smiley


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    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    Google just implied they will not build cars but will license the technology. Maybe they are learning their lesson from Android... Not clear where Apple stands though. And don't count Uber out.


    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    EnglishManInNY:

    Lets not forget that the F1 had a BMW V12 engine that was amazing.

    Smiley    
    Having engines and transmissions developed and built by Ricardo exclusively for relatively small numbers of McLaren cars has got to be very expensive. Having access to BMW's "parts bins", know-how and other resources might well provide a big boost to McLaren's economic position. 


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    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    WAY:

    Why would it not be Honda? Am I reading too much into this?

    Honda is having enough trouble with a V6. angry

    But, if this is cover for BMW to become an engine supplier for Formula 1, hey, what does McLaren have to lose at this point?


    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    RC:
    SciFrog:

    I would think BMW needs to build the Apple designed car...

    Different product? Their i3 could certainly need an Apple design upgrade. Smiley On the other hand, I do not think that a self driving car really needs a fancy design, it needs to be functional, comfy and...safe.

    I'm still not convinced Apple are building an actual car, let alone a self driving car, but several of Apple's management team are at least somewhat car guys (Eddy Cue is on the Ferrari Board), and Apple's philosophy has always been to make stuff that they want to use, and I can't see these guys driving around in i3s.


    Re: McLaren & BMW to Collaborate on a New Hypercar.......CAR Magazine

    RC:.

    Why not Mercedes? Oh well, maybe Mercedes has different plans for AMG and McLaren is not what they are looking for?!

    Also, as I recall the 03-10 Mercedes McLaren car did not go where McLaren necessarily wanted it to... based on this they would chose another supplier before Mercedes.  (the F1 conflict of interest might also be a factor). 


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