Video: McLaren P1 Breaks Down at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Now this is a little embarrassing, wouldn’t you say?

The McLaren P1 was supposed to be the crown jewel of the British automaker; a testament to the ingenuity of the company and manifested in a finely chiseled package.

Well, that was the prevaling thought, at least until the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este when the McLaren P1 mysteriously conked out at the most inopportune of time.

Whoops.

In this video captured by Marchettino, you can see McLaren engineers frantically trying to get the P1 up and running. The exercise, unfortunately, proved to be futile and McLaren was left with little recourse but to tow up in a truck and presumably send it back to Woking.

You can even look a little closer and you might notice that a BMW engineer went in and helped push the car into the where it was going to get craned back inside a trailer.

Talk about getting egg splattered all over your face.

Click past the jump to read about the McLaren P1

McLaren P1

McLaren will have you believe that aside from this isolated incident, the P1 supercar is still pretty super. And we believe the company because we have no reason to doubt that it build a lemon of an exotic.

It still looks like the work of a team of engineering geniuses, plus it’s powered by a 3.8-liter V-8 engine that can produce 903 horsepower and an estimated 1,100 pound-feet of torque, good enough to allow it to hit 0 to 60 mph in around 2.7 seconds while boasting a top speed of 217 mph.


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