If you are not impressed with the current McLaren P1 , you should know it could get even more impressive, as the McLaren is considering a full bare-carbon-fiber option. This whole discussion stems from a client who is preparing to buy a P1 and while deciding what options he wanted on his model, he mistakenly believed that McLaren offered a full bare-carbon-fiber option at no cost.
Other companies charge upwards of $150,000 for this option, so how could McLaren pull it off for free? Well, the fact of the matter is that the customer was sadly mistaken, as there is no full bare-carbon-fiber option for the P1, let alone a free one.
When asked about this possibility, McLaren said that the company is indeed considering such an option because many customers have asked for it, but there is no way the company will offer it at no extra cost.
To date, McLaren offers the bare-carbon-fiber option at a no cost for the roof, front bumper section and the sections within the doors. This is likely where the customer became confused.
A final decision on a full-carbon-fiber option will be announced soon, as will the anticipated $100,000-plus price tag.
Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1.
The P1 is powered by a tuned version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine found in the MP4-12C that delivers a total of 800 horsepower, which is a 175-horsepower bump from the 12C. The V-8 engine is combined with an embedded electric motor to create a total power figure of 903 horsepower and an estimated 1,100 pound-feet of torque at launch.
This amazing output will be enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 217 mph.
The P1 is limited to only 375 units, each carrying a price tag of $1.15 million.