Back in March McLaren Newport Beach which is the world’s busiest and most prestigious McLaren representatives, hosted a customer appreciation dinner for their high-profile friends and customers. This turned the parking lot of the restaurant they went to into a supercar heaven with no less than seven McLaren P1s present in a wide variety of colors.
This is the first time we see a gathering of so many privately owned McLaren P1s at the same place. Then again, McLarenNB has shifted enough P1s that the turnout really isn’t surprising at all. Not all of those cars are residing at Newport Beach itself, but the owners are always happy to return if there are events like this going on.
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