Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of McLaren P1s in unusual colors with hard to pronounce names. So it is quite refreshing to see one in plain old metallic black. And, it looks just as good as those fancy models, if not slightly better.
This black McLaren P1 was photographed at McLaren Munich and it is evidently on its way to the United States. For one thing, it is rocking a U.S. Army license plate. But Britain seems like a more appropriate place for this particular P1, as it is chassis number 007!
The metallic black paint job on this P1 is complemented with dark tinted carbon fiber parts and gunmetal wheels, plus McLaren orange brake calipers. It’s a simple and elegant combo. Inside the cabin the black Alcantara seats with orange stitching and red switchgear are among the main highlights.
McLaren P1 Highlights:
-Aero-led design produces more downforce than any other production road car
-916PS (903 hp) generated by 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine coupled to an electric motor gives tremendous power and instant throttle response with an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph)
-Active ride height, and aerodynamics work with large adjustable rear wing to give ground effect suction and optimised downforce
-IPAS (Instant Power Assist System) and DRS (Drag Reduction System) offer instant boost of power and straight-line speed
-The MonoCage is one of the lightest carbon fibre full-body structures used in any road car to date, weighing 90kg. This weight includes the roof and lower structures, roof snorkel, engine air intake cavity, battery and power electronics housing
-MonoCage chassis includes fibres more than five times the strength of the best grade titanium, and includes the use of Kevlar
-0 to 300 km/h in less than 17 seconds – five seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1