The P1 simply represents the word “hypercar” and, after the less fortunate and cheapest MP4-12C of 2011, is the second road car produced by McLaren in many years. In fact, with the exit from the market of the McLaren F1 in 1998, the British manufacturer was removed from the world of road super sports cars. The idea of the P1 was to bring a vehicle similar to a Formula 1 car onto the road, even at the cost of enormous production prices. Aesthetically, the car looks very aggressive and is extremely low. The frame is a mono shell called “MonoCage” and weighs only 96kg. The entire car is quite light (1547kg in total) thanks to the adoption of innovative and valuable materials such as carbon fiber. The braking force reaches the impressive result of 2g, as the brakes are not only carbon-ceramic but also covered with an additional layer of silicon carbide. The car, to remain light, does not offer particular technologies, but the navigator is present. Among the technical peculiarities, we find an unprecedented triple clutch gearbox. The P1, just like a real Formula 1 car, has a hybrid engine that delivers a torque of 980 Newton meters and a monstrous combined power of 916 horsepower: in fact, the thermal engine delivers 737HP, while the electric one 179HP. The performances are consequently record-breaking and still enviable, so much so that they are close to those of the Bugatti Veyron. This vehicle was produced from 2013 to 2015 in 375 copies at a very high but justified price of just over one million euros. Its successor is the McLaren Senna.
🏎 McLaren P1
📍 United Kingdom
🛠 Hybrid: Petrol V8 720NM 737HP + electric 260NM 179HP (132kW)
💨 2,8 seconds
🔝 350km/h (400 without speed limit)
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐️⭐️ (5/5)