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The McLaren P1 has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the 2013 Geneva motor show on March 5. McLaren has also confirmed that the P1 will cost £866,000.
The McLaren P1 is a huge step forward for the company and for the hypercar game in general. It represents the pinnacle of McLaren’s knowledge in creating road cars that integrate the best Formula 1 technology to achieve searing performance on par with the best of the best from Ferrari and Pagani.
The 2014 McLaren P1 will be exclusively left-hand drive, upsetting some purists in its right-hand-drive English home market. Only 375 will be built and are priced at $1.15 million, One of the Most Expensive Cars in the World 2013. The order books are open now in U.S. McLaren Centers. The final release of 2014 McLaren P1 production will occur in 2013 and will be officially launched for sale around the end of 2014.
McLaren expects that fully 50 percent of the P1′s production run will come to the U.S., and in fact all 375 will be left-hand-drive. Those 188 or so Americans who are willing to shell out $1.15 million are probably among the relatively few of us in this country who are impressed by such well-known McLaren drivers as Hulme, Hunt, Fittipaldi, Lauda, Prost, Senna, Raikkonen, Hakkinen, Hamilton, and Button.
The interior of the P1 McLaren‚Äôs focus on weight saving is legendary in the car business since the use of exotic rare-earth metals all over their 90s F1 supercar. The obsession continues in the P1, which strips such niceties as carpet and sound deadening from the standard equipment list and instead makes them high-dollar optional extras.
The P1 employs traditional racing seats with a fully adjustable steering column so drivers can get comfortable easily. This contrasts with LaFerrari‚Äôs latest move, which discards seats altogether and shapes the carbon-fiber tub into a fixed seat shape and adds padding to the actual structure. LaFerrari‚Äôs adjustable steering wheel and pedals then come to meet the driver, who is set far back from the windshield.
The McLaren solution is more practical (and comfortable) over the total life of the car, but seats and the seat mounting hardware can typically add more than 200 pounds to a car‚Äôs curb weight. In another concession to buyer comfort demands, the P1 has two carbon-fiber cup holders under the floating center nav panel.
P1 chief designer Dan Parry-Williams drew a silhouette of the car with a baby elephant perched on top to demonstrate the car’s downforce. Baby elephants weigh 600 pounds, McLaren says, and the elephant represents a record for downforce in any production car. In addition to the DRS wing, the front air intakes below the headlamps are designed to channel air over the front axle. Air coming over the front fenders is channeled into big openings on top of the scalloped doors, into the rear fenders and above the rear wheels. The center opening on the front lower fascia channels air out through two “nostrils” on the hood and along the windshield. The midengine’s air intake is a single roof snorkle above the center console, and there are two McLaren swoosh-style scoops on top of the rear fenders.
The exterior of the P1 is not an instant hit, like LaFerrari across the auto show floor. It’s a convoluted collection of shapes and forms that doesn’t captivate the eye like a hypercar should, highlighted by the extremely awkward, fiberglass-kit-car appearance of the body sides and doors. At first, all the surfaces look too soft, almost like a melted ice cream cone.
While the styling details of the P1 are hard to love, after a few viewings the elegance of the car’s shape starts to shine through the swooping panels. Even McLaren tacitly acknowledges the car’s lack of beauty with their major emphasis on aerodynamics, going as far as saying the P1 was “styled by the air.” All hypercars are shaped by air, but the long-time experts in the market know that beauty is what sells cars in this price bracket.
One of the P1’s most striking styling features are its black panels. These painted panels contrast with gloss-black accents around the front bumper, the side scoops and the roof. The black areas serve double duty by emphasizing the P1’s performance credentials, as well as hiding the many functional aero and cooling ducts. Unfortunately, the black panels do the P1 no favors on the styling front.
The rear of the P1 is its most successful area. The long sloping back glass shows off the engine cover and the fenders waste no time bulging over the enormous rear tires. The tail of the P1 is deliciously minimal in its design, with the giant engine and venture vents forming the entire rear bumper. The LED taillights form a glamorous arc of light that winds around the wildly flared fender bulges.
The P1 uses a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 – developed from the one in the 12C – and an electric motor. Both send power to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The 3.8-litre engine delivers 727bhp at 7,500rpm and 720Nm of torque from 4,000rpm, while the electric motor produces 176bhp and maximum torque of 260Nm from zero rpm.
Performance is staggering, with 0-62mph in under three seconds and 0-186mph in less than 17, which is nine seconds quicker than the McLaren F1 hypercar of the nineties. Top speed is limited to 217mph. Despite these awesome figures, the hybrid powertrain allows the P1 to emit less than 200g/km of CO2 – only slightly more than the Toyota GT 86.
An IPAS (Instant Power Assist System) button on the steering wheel allows for the full 176bhp from the electric motor to be instantly available, providing an electric boost like the KERS system on a Formula One car.
Another F1-inspired feature is the Drag Reduction System (DRS). Activated by another button on the steering wheel, it reduces the angle of the wing to lower drag by 23 per cent.
An E-mode is available for the powertrain, which allows the P1 to run for around six miles on electric power alone. The battery is charged by the engine, but can also be plugged in for a full recharge in about two hours.
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