We have seen the McLarne P1 plenty already; from every angle and in pretty much every available color. But what we have here is something refreshingly different. It’s a Volcano Orange P1, in Death Valley, at Sunset. Come on, that’s special by anyone’s standards!
Even though McLaren P1 has less art in its design than, say, the LaFerrari, seeing as it is purely form following function, you can’t really argue with the fact that this British babe is one of the hottest cars in the world right now. In fact, the P1 has a much bigger fanfare than the Ferrari and even Porsche 918. McLaren hit a home run with this thing.
McLaren P1 Technical 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