It's been a long time since McLaren
made a car with a V12. And it may be a while longer before it makes one again, if at all. The legendary McLaren F1 packed a BMW
-sourced 6.0-liter V12, but the SLR and the MP4-12C that followed were both engineered around V8 engines. Even in Formula One, the last time the McLaren team ran a V12 was way back in 1992, when the team was still powered by Honda
- although, that, admittedly, comes down primarily to regulations. Woking's upcoming hypercar won't include a V12, either.