Wednesday October 21, 2020

A look back at McLaren’s finest car yet

In 2012, McLaren lifted the covers off the sensational P1. The five-year anniversary seems like a fine excuse to pay a return visit

15th October, 2017
McLaren P1: it’s genuinely difficult to believe that this car is five years old

You have to admire McLaren’s ballsy nature. Back in 2012, McLaren Automotive had been producing cars for little over a year. Then, at the Paris Motor Show, it lifted the covers off the P1, a potential new hypercar with the aim of being the best driver’s car in the world – for road and track. Without any price information, 750 people asked McLaren to build it, which was enough for the company to investigate the...

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