Matt Williams, a graduate of the Transportation Design degree program of the Coventry University has created this concept study that wants to be a proposal for a top of the line McLaren supercar. The recently launched McLaren MP4-12C is considered by a lot of people as being dull in terms of design, so this concept study might be right what the doctor ordered. Frank Stephenson, chief designer of McLaren did his best to make the McLaren MP4-12C look good, but when compared to other fabulous cars like the Ferrari 458 Italia the new McLaren supercar seems in a different class, a lower one that is, in terms of design. Performance wise, it is clear that the McLaren MP4-12C is a great car.
The name of the concept study designed by Matt Williams is McLaren LM5. From what Matt Williams says, the McLaren LM5 should play the role of the spiritual successor of the McLaren F1. Matt Williams thought this car to be the top of the line McLaren super car, above the current McLaren MP4-12C .
The McLaren LM5 concept study has its own distinct and rather aggressive styling personality, a thing that the McLaren MP4-12C does not have. Obviously, the McLaren LM5 is inspired from the McLaren F1, as Matt Williams admitted. Thus, the seat layout of the McLaren LM5 is the same as the one of the McLaren F1, managing to accommodate the driver in the middle and two passengers on both sides.
Performance wise the McLaren LM5 pays homage to the original McLaren F1 (that got its power from BMW M Division V12 engine) getting its power (at least in theory) from a 5.0 liter V10 engine found in the BMW M5 and BMW M6.
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