Under the skin of the McLaren MP4-28

Under the skin of the McLaren MP4-28

McLaren's MP4-28 might have looked very familiar to the casual observer, but as AUTOSPORT's technical expert Craig Scarborough reveals, the design is a comprehensive change from the 2012 model

Amid recollections of McLaren's 50-year heritage, the new MP4-28 unveiled on Thursday owes very little to the past and was largely an all-new car.

Despite team boss Martin Whitmarsh's talk of evolution and the outwardly similar appearance to the 2012 car - at least to the casual spectator - the MP4-28 sports many new solutions based on ideas from McLaren's rivals and has had a huge amount of time and attention spent on its details.

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