This BMW/McLaren Supercar Mashup Doesn’t Look Half Bad

For all its reputation as the purveyors of the “ultimate driving machine,” BMW has steered conspicuously clear of making a six-figure sports car to compete with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT, Audi R8, and Porsche 911 Turbo.

Well, that is, with the exception of the i8, which is really another beast entirely.

That hasn’t stopped fans of the Bavarian marque from imagining what such a vehicle would look like, and this latest impression comes from HugoSilva Designs.

What you’re looking at is essentially a McLaren 12C (precursor to today’s 650S), but with the nose of an M3 or M4 slapped on – complete with BMW’s signature twin-kidney grille.

Just what a mid-engined supercar would need with that much cooling at the front, we don’t know. But what we do know is that the resulting design doesn’t look half bad – to our eyes, at least. The Bimmer’s alloys and gold-painted brake calipers further drive the point home, and the white paintjob looks right at home, too – especially with what looks like a red leather interior: a favored combination on convertible Bimmers among certain customers.

Enthusiasts who know their history wouldn’t find the notion of a McLaren/BMW supercar that outlandish, either. While the British outfit was tied for a long time to Mercedes, its first road-going supercar – the legendary McLaren F1 – was powered by a V12 engine sourced from (that’s right) BMW.

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  • The BMW half doesn’t look that bad… it looks hideous.

  • Kaisuke971

    Thanks, i know have eye cancer

  • That Ross Chap

    It doesn’t look half bad – it looks completely bad.

  • WG

    The double kidneys don’t fit well with the rest of the design.

  • ivan

    Yes it does

  • Six_Tymes

    “doesn’t look that bad” that statement is correct, because IT LOOKS AWFUL.

  • Kevin Tay

    I think it would look better if the front end is of the i8’s

  • Wandering_Spirit

    It is actually better than the sum of its parts. The BMW front improves the McLaren front which i find horrible, while the McLaren body improves the BMW designs which i find boring and stale. It should be done in real.

  • baofe

    It’s not april fools yet carscoops…

  • kachuks

    There’s only one mashup I fantasize about. In my wildest dreams, Horacio Pagani and C. Von Koenigsegg get together and make beautiful cars together.

    • mc_awesomeness

      I think you’ll find the Jansen X12 from Burnout Paradise kinda sorta looks a little like a zonda cross ccx.

  • BrucieBruce

    This looks like a 2000 year concept car…and I like it. Rear end M treatment and I’d be a happy camper.

  • Bash

    I don’t know… it looks, interesting!

  • europeon

    Mitsuoka Orochi

  • Sjaak

    time waster

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