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RE: McLaren P1 revealed

Wednesday 19th September 2012

McLaren P1 revealed

The waiting is (nearly) over



Going for the ultimate: world's best
Going for the ultimate: world's best
Here it is then: the first official look at the McLaren P1 - and it's epic.

The P1 sets out its stall quite simply: to be the best driver's car in the world. Not just on the road either, but on the track too.

"Twenty years ago, we raised the supercar performance bar with the F1," says Exec Chairman Ron Dennis. "Our goal with the McLaren P1 is to redefine it once again."

"Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production car on a circuit," says MD Antony Sheriff.

Distinctly McLaren, with a twist
Distinctly McLaren, with a twist
The P1 will be revealed as a design study to a no doubt salivating press corps at the Paris Motor Show, with more information to come at a press conference on 27 September. Production cars are expected to go on sale within the next 12 months. No price details as yet.

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wst

Original Poster:

1,772 posts

63 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Slightly funky stuff in the side intakes but apart from that I think this is spot on. The MP4-12C looked a little Evora-ish but this thing is like... a bit too pretty to be a McLaren? I can't quite grasp how a place with such an anal tile-colour obsessive can make something so swoopy and nice.

k-ink

7,074 posts

81 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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P1rfect!

MSTRBKR

6,516 posts

100 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Love it.
That has redefined what the rear of a car should be. Light cluster? Don't need it. What a rear end.

Petrol_fumes

190 posts

113 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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That's a lot prettier than i was expecting!

The back end looks bloomin' great - the sort of curves you only ever expect to see on a concept car

love it...

threespires

1,976 posts

113 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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I look forward to knowing more.
Wow, just as I type this an Orange 12c has just roared past my window.
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ZOLLAR

18,046 posts

75 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Quick buy the P1 reg plate! hehe

Looks Awesome!

MrHooky

48 posts

44 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Quite like this. Hints of the Renault Alpine A110 concept at the back.

Nice to see they’ve cut down on the number of letters and numbers in the model designation too…

Mastodon2

11,584 posts

67 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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The back end look amazing. A much nicer car than the MP12-4C.

GALLARDOGUY

8,160 posts

121 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Oh yes. That's more like it.

Is this set to have a higher top speed than the F1?

Alfanatic

7,343 posts

121 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Unfortunately reminds me of this.


Gridl0k

1,058 posts

85 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Ferrari Press Car Tuners, start your stopwatches...

And is it a "P1" or an "MP4-P1"? Project 4 love them some recognition.

007 VXR

64,106 posts

89 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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sperm

kambites

46,853 posts

123 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Hmm, back looks kinda nice and swoopy, but the front and sides look like "just another supercar" to me.

IWantAVolvo

1,260 posts

61 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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That'd look awesome in black!

mr2j

513 posts

60 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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My original comment was magically posted in another thread so here it is again, but louder...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHH MYYY EEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!

ukaskew

1,482 posts

123 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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Looks stunning, and just about subtle enough to have the timeless impact of the F1, in my opinion.

Comparisons to the F1 will be inevitable, but that was a product of its time well over a decade ago. This will be heavier and it will be full of electronics, but that's a given for almost anything built by a 'proper' manufacturer these days.

Zad

10,479 posts

138 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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The front looks a bit Downs Syndrome to me. Not a PC term, I know, but I can't think of any other way to put it.


Streetrod

5,617 posts

108 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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MSTRBKR

6,516 posts

100 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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They've integrated the McLaren logo into the front lamps. Nice touch.

ETA: Lewis will stay at McLaren now too hehe

George H

13,329 posts

66 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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yuck

Such a shame because the subtle looks of the MP4-12C were the best thing about it for me.