The McLaren P1
Debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the McLaren P1 is a land mark limited-production plug-in hybrid hypercar produced by British manufacturer McLaren Automotive. Following on from the 12C, McLaren’s first modern supercar, the P1 is considered by many to be the natural successor to the McLaren F1. At the time of the launch McLaren cited that such cars would only come along as and when step changes in technology made it possible. In the case of the F1 carbon fibre, and hybrid in the case of the P1.
The P1 has a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive design that used a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage. Propelled by a 916PS 3.8L V8 hybrid motor, the P1 is capable of covering the sprint to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and arriving at 186 mph in a staggering 16.5 seconds.
It was the downforce of the car that was the real game-changer. Producing 600 kgs of aerodynamic grip at 150 mph, the car’s active aerodynamics had to back the wings off to avoid damaging the car’s primary structure.
Its main competitors were the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918, the cars becoming know as the holy trinity by the press, resulting in many collectors electing to buy all three.
With only 375 production units having been built the McLaren P1 was without doubt a huge milestone in the McLaren story and thus a highly collectible motorcar.
Fast. Really fast. Mind-blowingly fast.Jeremy Clarkson, TopGear
Full McLaren information on the P1 can be found here:
LaSource is pleased to offer this spectacular McLaren P1. Specified in highly sought after MSO Mercury Silver, the exterior trims are all carbon fibre including the all-important exterior door insert that defines the P1’s iconic side profile.
The interior is finished in black leather and Alcantara with orange seat and steering wheel stitching complimenting the McLaren orange brake calipers.
Swiss Supplied and first registered in May 2014, the car has covered 6228 kms including being featured on France’s TF1 AutoMoto television show.
This McLaren P1 is ready to enjoy, has full-service history, all factory updates and was health checked and serviced only very recently.
The car is available to view, by appointment near Geneva, Switzerland.