McLaren P1 Feb 1, 2014 16:55:06 GMT -5
Post by ferrari512s on Feb 1, 2014 16:55:06 GMT -5
Utilizing it's experiences gained in Formula – 1 McLaren has created it's newest sportcar.
So at last they’ve taken the wrappers off the next McLaren supercar and as you’d expect, it’s a beauty and every seems to be talking about this one.
It is facing stiff competition from the Porsche 918, Pagani Huayra, Lamborghini and Ferrari for the top status in the Supercars supreme war.
I'm certain it will hold its own. It is quite the wicked looking supercar!
It will be limited to just 500 models and we expect in reality that the order book will close before the end of the Paris Motor Show.
In fact, there’s nothing to suggest the P1 won’t be the star of the entire show. The P1 due to be shown in Paris is described as a ‘design study.’
But there’s no doubt it will be in production and on the road before 2014, and that’s straight from Chairman, Ron Dennis.
It will become the flagship of the McLaren marque, taking over from the legendary F1 which was designed 20-years-ago.
Prices for the F1 – should you be able to find one – are estimated today to be in the region of £4 million! Not bad for an investment of £500k if you had bought a new one.
If you consider that the P1 is going to cost in the region of £800k, and with only 500 being built, it’s not hard to believe that they will be snapped up quickly by collectors and investors. And that’s sad because it means the chances of seeing one on the road becomes less likely.
Rumours are rife that the new McLaren will boast more than 900 BHP and be capable of 0 – 60 in a smidgeon over 2 secs.
The estimated top speed will be close to 240mph. Not bad considering the power will come not from a V12, but from a twin turbo V8 !
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Destined to be one of the splashier events of the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the unveiling of McLaren's newest supercar, and successor to the intimidating F1 legend, went off beautifully today.
Despite being a design exercise, the P1 concept here in Paris clearly paves the path forward for McLaren, with the company's stated goal being to produce a car that is superlative both on the road and on the track.
While the stunningly orange-and-black P1 concept is not the final product, recently exposed schematic drawings from McLaren reveal that this design is probably very close to what the company is planning to put on the road in a few years.
In fact, our own man-on-the-ground, Matt Davis, reported yesterday that the P1 is "97-percent final."
A close inspection of our gallery images of the P1 reveal, using human beings for scale, that the P1 is a delicately sized sports car.
We're told that the new Mac will have the smallest frontal area of any car in the segment, while still delivering something like 1,300 pounds of downforce at 125 miles per hour.
Additionally, but none too surprising, the P1 will make use of all of McLaren's hardest won racing technology.
The mid engined car is built around a carbon fiber monocoque that also incorporates a safety cage within the roof structure – a concept that McLaren calls "Monocage."
This structure also works to deliver heaps of fresh air to the engine via a roof snorkel, which is pretty rad.
All of the car's body panels are made from carbon fiber, as well, to keep the P1 as light as possible.
It almost goes without saying, but we're just aching to get our hands on a test-ready version of the P1, sometime around when the car goes on sale at the end of 2013. Stay tuned.
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