McLaren P1

McLaren P1

  The McLaren P1 was first unveiled in concept form at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and the production model is due to drop by an auto show sometime in 2013. We anticipate the production model hitting showrooms as a 2014 model, boasting a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with upward of 800 horsepower.

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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.

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Source: Cars UK
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McLaren , in cooperation with Xbox, will offer one lucky gamer the possibility to be a passenger in the McLaren P1 supercar at the famous Goodwood Hill course. Along with this, the winner will be part of McLaren’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The contest follows the recent announcement of the McLaren P1 as the cover star for the forthcoming Forza Motorsport 5 game.

Talking about the new contest, Greg Levine, Sales and Marketing Director, McLaren Automotive said: "This is an exciting time for both McLaren and Microsoft, with both brands launching true game-changers on to the market in the shape of the McLaren P1 and Forza Motorsport 5 on the Xbox One. We share key values, employ cutting-edge technologies and both strive to innovate through groundbreaking methods."

To enter the competition, all you have to do is visit www.ForzaMcLarenRide.com, like the page and you will be automatically entered in the competition.

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The "Need for Speed" movie has been getting plenty of publicity the past few days. A day after it was announced that the Ford Mustang will play a starring role in the movie, a new video "Making-Of" trailer was released on the "Need for Speed" YouTube channel. And it shows quite a lot of carnage of the supercar variety.

We’ve already touched on the McLaren P1 being a part of the movie a few months ago. Apparently, the P1 is there alright, together with a slew of other high-priced exotics, like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport , the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento , and the Koenigsegg Agera .

But what really caught our eye was the untimely demise of the P1, which made us wonder if all those supercars in the movie are actually replicas instead of the real thing.

Now, we wouldn’t put it past Dreamworks Studios and Electronic Arts to get the real McCoys, but if you watch the video and see what happened to the $1.15 million P1, you’re gonna start wondering about the studios plans for these cars.

Click past the jump to watch the trailer and watch out for the P1 doing a real-looking crash

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.

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The McLaren P1 made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and now, almost three months later, the first P1 unit finally arrived in the U.S. The first model was spotted at McLaren ’s dealership in Newport Beach, California.

The P1 is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine 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. With this amount of power the P1 will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 217 mph.

This video is offering you a closer look on the new P1, showing both the exterior and the carbon fiber-wrapped interior cabin - the best look so far.

The P1 is limited to only 375 units, each carrying a price tag of $1.15 million.

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The current lap record for a road-legal car around the famous Nürburgring track is held by the Radical SR8 LM with a time of 6:48. The record was established on August 19, 2009 with Michael Vergers behind the wheel. However, it looks like things might be changing.

When McLaren designed the newP1 supercar the company announced it focused on making the car racetrack fast and not a top-speed monster.

Well, an image that just surfaced on the internet (above) makes it look like McLaren has accomplished this goal, and then some. This image alludes to the fact that the P1 circled the ’Ring in just 6:33, which would make it the fastest street-legal car to perform said task. In fact, this result would make it even faster than the non-street-legal Zonda R, which lapped the same track in 6:47.

Until McLaren officially confirms this result, we’ll just have to hope it’s for real! We do have serious doubts on its legitimacy, however…

UPDATE 5/23/2013 @ 2:07 p.m.: Thanks to Jalopnik for digging up more info from McLaren on this topic. It turns out that this slide is an official one from McLaren, but it is not an official time. Rather, it is part of a "mood board" as inspiration to the design team. Engineers are working on getting the P1 around the `Ring under 7 minutes, though, so this still may be a reality some day.

Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1 and learn which are the fastest cars around Nürburgring.

Source: Jalopnik
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The 2014 P1 just dropped onto the market and McLaren officials are already talking about a successor for the supercar. McLaren sales and marketing boss Greg Levine confirmed in an interview with AutoCar that the company is planning a successor for the P1 but not for "at least ten years."

He confirmed that while developing the P1 project , McLaren wanted to develop "the best super sports car the world has ever seen until a successor is built." And, in order to remain exclusive, the P1 needs to stay on sale for a short while and after that the company "needs to step back from the market for a few years."

Talking about the P1, he said that the company sold about three-quarters from the 375 units that McLaren plans to build. Also, it looks like there are customers who have ordered two P1 units and that more than 30 cars have been fully customized by customers.

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Source: AutoCar
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McLaren P1

When McLaren announced the initial details on the 2014 P1 , it announced that a total of 375 units would be produced. However, since the ordering books were officially opened at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the company received orders for more than 250 units.

The orders came from McLaren’s biggest markets — Europe, U.S. and Middle East — and officials hope that the remaining 100, or so, units will find their way to customers from Asia. It looks like people weren’t too put off by the supercar’s huge price of $1.15 million.

In an interview with AutoCar, a senior McLaren manager said: "We are ahead of our targets and we still have 500 hot sales prospects on our list." This list includes of course both the P1, but also the MP4-12C in both coupe and convertible versions.

On the other side of Europe, more precisely in Italy, things are going very well for the biggest competitor to the P1 , as Ferrari received more than 1,000 orders for the LaFerrari , but production will be limited to only 499 units.

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Source: AutoCar
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McLaren P1 unveil at the Paris Motor Show 2012 Exterior "It is engineering design led. Yet it is a striking and handsome car. The P1 reflects McLaren’s core values. It celebrates aerodynamics, great packaging and light weight. It is all about innovative technology. At the very beginning, we sought to develop a car that you could drive to a racing circuit, then press a button and race it. Maximum speed was never a priority. It’s much more technically challenging, and more meaningful, to (...)
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So many enthusiasts are champing at the bit for the sixth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, but that’s not the only car movie in the game right now. A movie based on the hit video game, Need For Speed, is currently in production and is penciled in for a March 14, 2014 release. According to a picture snapped in Mendocino County, California, it looks like the new movie will feature one of the car’s that impressed the world at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show: the McLaren P1.

Along with the P1, the images also reveal a bunch of other great supercars, including the Porsche Cayenne, Ford Mustang, Bugatti Veyron and the Saleen S7.

The 2014 Need For Speed movie tells the story of a young man fresh released from prison. The street racer was framed by a wealthy business associate to join a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Source: Carscoops

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