After the amazing visuals of the McLaren vs Aerodynamics video posted last week, today McLaren released the first proper images of its new supercar, the P1. It will go into production later next year, it will sit above the 12C and 12C Spider, in terms of both price and performance.
The P1’s sole goal is to: Be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.
The P1 has deep curves over its rear arches, minimalist rear LED lights that melt into the body of the car. The curves flow throughout the design, the P1 seems to me to be a 21st century version of the McLaren F1, side on you can really see the resemblance.
Heres what McLaren had to say about the P1:
‘The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage,’ says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. ‘Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with the McLaren P1 is to redefine it once again.’
‘Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit,’ says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.’
The original, the 1993 McLaren F1