McLaren P1 Successor Planned for at Least a Decade From Now
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.
Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren P1.
The new McLaren P1 made its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show - the same floor where its biggest competitor, the Ferrari LaFerrari was also unveiled.
The P1 is powered by an updated version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 from the 12C sports car. Paired with the boosted V-8 is a twin-clutch transmission 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.
The P1 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 217 mph.