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Video: McLaren P1 Private Unveiling

After unveiling the P1 Concept at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, McLaren presented the production version at a private event in New York City. According to McLaren, the model that was shown in New York is "97% of the car that you will be able to order."

The only thing that we will be added are some "vents to the bumper to get some of the warm air from the radiator coming out from the side," McLaren added.

Likewise, the mesh grille will also be replaced by a tighter version while the front bumper and rear grille will also be slightly updated.

McLaren said nothing about the car’s powertrain, but it has been rumored that we will see a 5.0-liter V8 engine that will produce an output of about 800 horsepower mated to a Graziano seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, from 0 to 100 mph in 5.5 seconds, and 0-200 mph in just 20 seconds. However, such impressive performance numbers won’t come cheap: it is believed the P1 will be priced at about $1 million.

Source: Carscoop


15 comments:

debound, i guess we’ll have to wait a little more for that. but i bet all numbers will be through the roof!

i wonder when will come out on the market, what the real performance numbers will be and the final price for the car.

it is a car that has great looks, great performance and great heritage. in one word: great!

that is right. but hey, the car can easily justify that price. i mean, it is top tech and a hyper-car.

that might be right. it will allow you to enter a quite small owners group!

midocar, a high price offers exclusivity. because it means less people can buy the car. so the car is better.

why would 1 mil. $ seem right? i mean, the more expensive the better?

the P1 seems to have all it takes to take on the big dogs! and the price seems to be right for such a car.

the MP12-C was aimed at 458 ferrari, lamborghini gallardo. this P1 will take on the big guys.

they finally came up with the car everyone was waiting for!

that is right. while the mp12-c is technical, mclaren style. but it does not have the punch the F1 had and the P1 has now.

you are right. the mp12-c is something in between.

i think this is the car mclaren had to do.

i think this car truly is worthy of being the F1’s heir.

this is a great car to follow the F1!

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