The 2012 McLaren P1 and the VW Beetle R

It’s your daily auto news from OSV Ltd.

Firstly and some may say most importantly in today’s new is 2012 McLaren’s new P1.

The 2012 McLaren P1 sets out its stall quite simply: to be the best driver’s car in the world. Not just on the road either, but on the track too.

“Twenty years ago, we raised the supercar performance bar with the F1,” says Exec Chairman Ron Dennis. “Our goal with the McLaren P1 is to redefine it once again.”

“Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production car on a circuit,” says MD Antony Sheriff.

The 2012 McLaren P1 will be revealed as a design study to a no doubt salivating press corps at the Paris Motor Show, with more information to come at a press conference on 27 September. Production cars are expected to go on sale within the next 12 months. No price details as yet.

In more news, Volkswagen showed off the Beetle R concept car at Frankfurt last year, and now it’s officially putting it on the market.

According to Speedlux, the R Line trim package comes in 12 colours, and has a whole bunch of extras including new front bumpers with with independent black grained air inlets and chrome surrounds for the directional indicators, a diffuser at the rear, a special body side panels and door mirror housings in body colour, R-Line logos on the front body beneath the A pillars and 18-inch ‘Twister’ alloy wheels or machine-polished 19-inch ‘Tornado’ alloy wheels.

For now, the R Line will only be available in Europe, but given VW’s Beigekrieg, nobody would be surprised to see it in the U.S., especially since the Beetle is built in Puebla, Mexico. VW will show the R Line at the Paris Motor Show next week.

That’s all for today! Check back for more news tomorrow.

Andrew Kirkley
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  • 19th September 2012

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