It is that time of year where the Formula One season starts preemptively. Before racing to Australia for the opening race the teams are allowed practice sessions to fine tune their 2012 contenders. McLaren are one of the sports most successful teams and today we got our first look at Lewis and Jenson’s new pride and joy.
Named the McLaren MP4-27, this 2012 car aims to bring McLaren a world championship by the end of this season. New regulations state that the “blown diffuser” (a device that takes advantage of hot gasses channeled to the diffuser to producer higher downforce) can no longer be implemented and that the nose of the car must me significantly lower for safety reasons. The sleek package sticks with Mercedes-Benz power and also sports some rather snazzy black rims.