McLaren has shown the world images of its successor to the iconic F1, a car that, in the mid 90s up till the introduction of the Bugatti Veyron, was known as the fastest production car in the world. This new car, the P1, which is set for an official reveal at the Paris Motor Show within the next few days, is also set to offer its own array of bewildering statistics.
The car shown here is a mere taste of what the actual car is actually going to look like. The actual car will be revealed next year. Details of this car are still sketchy, though rumour has it that it will produce about 960 bhp and cost about £800,000. There is also speculation that it is a limited run model only, and that all the cars have already been sold to McLaren enthusiasts.
Though this new car is the spiritual successor to the iconic F1, the new car is not aiming to be the fastest production car ever, yet to be the best driver’s car in the world, on both the track and on the road. The design of the car was created by Frank Stephenson, and is designed to express the technical nature of the car. The exterior was sculpted by McLaren’s wind tunnel experts, and has been crafted in such a way as to be the most aerodynamically efficient.
The P1 is destined to take on Ferrari’s next Enzo, (codenamed The F70) and of course Porsche’s 918 Hybrid hypercar. Is McLaren keeping its cards close to its chest in order to see what the competition will bring? Only time will tell. Further details will be unveiled will be revealed within the coming months.