The Ultimate Supercar, the stunning New McLaren P1

The McLaren F1 is one of the most sort after and iconic cars ever made. It looked amazing, drove like a pure racing machine and you sat in the middle of the thing, now we have a new younger brother ready to knock it off it perch. The McLaren P1 is a mid-engined supercar using a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage which is a development of the MonoCell used in the current 12C and 12C Spider. The integral roof snorkel and air intake ducks are are incorporated into the monocage design saving weight and looking amazing.  All the body panels are carbon fibre to reduce weight. This carries on a McLaren innovation: it was the first company to offer a full carbon body Grand Prix car (in 1981) and the first to offer a full carbon body road car (the F1).

McLaren say’s ‘It reflects the fact that many buyers of today’s fastest supercars do use them increasingly on the race track, at special owner events,’ says Mackenzie. ‘We wanted a car that would feel like a proper racing car. And then could be driven home in great comfort and refinement. In other words, a real McLaren but with an even broader breadth of ability.’

Despite the huge performance, the McLaren P1 is also a refined and comfortable high speed supercar. ‘It is designed to be driven to the racing circuit, with great levels of comfort and refinement,’ says Sheriff. ‘And then to be used on the racing circuit, where it will offer an experience matched only by purpose-built race cars.’



The Ultimate Supercar, the New McLaren P1