Production of the McLaren P1 supercar has come to an end as of December 10th, 2015, as the 375th and final example was completed at the company’s assembly plant in Woking, Surrey. McLaren built the first P1 during the summer of 2013, about four months after the hybrid supercar made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show. All 375 examples were sold out in a matter of months.

"The McLaren P1 has achieved more than we ever expected of it since it was first previewed little over three years ago, both as a new generation of supercar, and in enhancing the McLaren brand globally," said Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive.

The final production example of the McLaren P1 is finished in a pearlescent orange color, achieved through a unique tinting process. The color pays homage to the shade of the 64th and final McLaren F1 road car, which went on to inspire Volcano Orange, available today across the McLaren range. Much like all P1s before it, the final model received numerous bespoke features designed by McLaren Special Operations, including gloss-black detailing for the switchgear, instrument bezels, and air conditioning vents, and lightweight carbon-fiber-shelled racing seats.

With the P1 off into the history books, McLaren will now focus on the track-only GTR, the only P1-based supercar that’s still in production. The P1 GTR is limited to only 35 units, which are available to P1 owners only.

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Why it matters

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As a spiritual successor to the iconic F1 and the first in a new breed of hybrid supercars, the P1 had big shoes to fill. Judging by the massive hype it created since day one, and that it is often considered a more exclusive proposition to the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, it’s safe to assume that the P1 has more than succeeded in establishing itself as a halo product for the British brand.

The big question here is what will the future bring now that the P1 has been discontinued? Is McLaren working on a new hypercar? Although the company has yet to confirm it, a replacement is definitely on the drawing board and likely to arrive by the end of the decade. In the meantime, McLaren still has a few P1 GTRs to build and an announcement about the P1’s successor is likely to follow after the final track-only supercar is completed.

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Read our full review on the McLaren P1 here.

Press Release

The final chapter in the production of the McLaren P1™ has now been written as the 375th and final example was completed, bringing the curtain down on the most technologically advanced and dynamically accomplished supercar ever made. From launch, the groundbreaking model was designed with one key goal: to be the best drivers’ car on road and track. Since headlining the debut motor show appearance for McLaren Automotive at the 2012 Paris Motor Show as a design study, the first model in the McLaren Ultimate Series has been writing headlines, breaking lap times and thrilling owners the world over.

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Production commenced during the summer of 2013, with all cars sold prior to the first car being delivered, and the first car – finished with Ice Silver paintwork and extensive levels of visual carbon fibre – rolled off the production line during the 50th anniversary celebrations of McLaren in September 2013. A fitting tribute to Bruce McLaren; the man whose dream it was to produce the ultimate drivers’ car. Following this, each and every car was custom-built to the exacting specifications of its owner, in consultation with the team at McLaren Special Operations (MSO), ensuring that no two cars are the same. Running at full capacity, the bespoke Ultimate Series production line within the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) finished one car per day, with each individual model taking 17 days to complete on average.

The final production example of the McLaren P1™ is finished extensively in stunning pearlescent orange, achieved through a unique tinting process. The colour echoes the shade of the 64th and final McLaren F1 roadcar, chassis #075, which went on to inspire Volcano Orange, available today across the McLaren Automotive range. It features subtle styling elements in raw carbon fibre weave, with the finish only visible externally on the splitter, diffuser and the aerodynamic blades along the lower body, while the super-lightweight wheels are finished in silver. A blend of refinement and purposeful intent is evident inside the cabin with bespoke styling touches by the team at McLaren Special Operations (MSO) including gloss black detailing for the switchgear, instrument bezels and air conditioning vents. The lightweight carbon fibre-shelled racing seats include further MSO craftsmanship, with the final McLaren F1 roadcar again the inspiration for the final design. Upholstered in black and orange Alcantara®, the contrasting details are carried across to the stitching on the steering wheel.

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer at McLaren Automotive commented: ‘The McLaren P1™ has achieved more than we ever expected of it since it was first previewed little over three years ago, both as a new generation of supercar, and in enhancing the McLaren brand globally.

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‘As the direct ancestor to the fabled McLaren F1 – and the first in a new breed of hybrid-powered supercars – it had big shoes to fill, and it has more than succeeded. It has established itself as a true contender, proving to be more than a worthy rival on both road and track against long established rivals. It has done a fantastic job of becoming the halo product for the McLaren Automotive brand as we have grown the business into the three tiered, profitable outfit that we are today.’

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