Not everyone knew McLaren was in the works with a new super car but today the company has released info on the new P1 : a concept and design study from the super car builder. With the P1, McLaren is giving future buyers a glimpse at what the production top of the line McLaren will be.
The all new McLaren P1 is a pure race car which takes technological and spiritual inspiration from the company's racing division. Judging by the photos of the P1 , I could not agree more. This new McLaren is meant to live on the track and burn rubber.
‘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.’
When released in production form, the new P1 will sit above the 12C and 12 C spider from McLaren and have increased performance and super car qualities that will justify a McLaren F1 like price.
You can view the new McLaren P1 concept in person at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.Source McLAREN