RE: McLaren P1 turns five: Pic of the Week

RE: McLaren P1 turns five: Pic of the Week

Friday 29th September 2017

McLaren P1 turns five: Pic of the Week

We've driven the world's most famous P1 on the road - here's your desktop preview!



In 2012 the motoring world was astounded when McLaren revealed the P1 concept, and even more so when an almost unchanged production version emerged at Geneva just a few months later.

375 models were built including P1 OOV, the most famous of the bunch being showcased on multiple magazine covers as well as on this site. As part of the celebration, journalists were allowed to drive the prototype (then press car) on track and on road; now with over 20,000 miles, the car has an incredible history and a wonderful patina (because that's what you call a valuable car with scuffs and marks). It's also perhaps the most valuable P1 around, though McLaren says it will never sell...

However, the high mileage and hard usage appear to have not aged the car at all. It still looks absolutely stunning and incredibly purposeful in Race Mode, especially in this side on view.

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Computer widescreen (16:10)
TV widescreen (16:9)

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PetrolAholic

Original Poster:

141 posts

113 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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Could I PLEASE have a 4K version of this, looks a little grainy on my 32" LG 4K Monitor at work. Best POTW for ages.

Krikkit

12,524 posts

112 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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Great POTW, instant desktop. biggrin

ross111r

1 posts

145 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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PetrolAholic said:
Could I PLEASE have a 4K version of this, looks a little grainy on my 32" LG 4K Monitor at work. Best POTW for ages.
https://newspress-mclaren.s3.amazonaws.com/images/original/8188-McLaren+P1+5th+Anniversary_009-lead.jpg

C7 JFW

903 posts

150 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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It's great to see it clocking miles - I really hope other P1's out there are achieving decent mileages.

Ninja59

1,556 posts

43 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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Had the "pleasure" of seeing this very car hoofing it past me on the M56 a few years back, tailgated no less by a fiat van.
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isaldiri

3,600 posts

99 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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The article quoted said said:
...375 models were built including P1 OOV....
Hate to be a pedant but whoever who wrote the article can't possibly be unaware the above isn't quite correct. It's 375 + various pre production cars like P1 OOV, majority of which were sold by the factory....

PetrolAholic

Original Poster:

141 posts

113 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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ross111r said:
PetrolAholic said:
Could I PLEASE have a 4K version of this, looks a little grainy on my 32" LG 4K Monitor at work. Best POTW for ages.
https://newspress-mclaren.s3.amazonaws.com/images/original/8188-McLaren+P1+5th+Anniversary_009-lead.jpg
You're a star!

And172940

162 posts

79 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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It was a 'whole new thing' wink

Erniemcp

43 posts

34 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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Was driving over the A823 heading towards glen eagles hotel last week, making progress shall we say , crest a small hill tight left gander and there we have P1OOV in the road with disco camera car in front. No idea how they managed to get it over that road without a few bottom outs but great to see it before no used.

Evolved

1,780 posts

118 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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20k highmiles laugh

I know it is for a hyper car but seriously.

DoubleTime

991 posts

73 months

Friday 29th September 2017
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Cheers PH!

As much as I loved loved loved my F1, this has now taken it's spot.

Made me think though, anyone know the reason why they never made it central seated position in the P1?

PunterCam

697 posts

126 months

Saturday 30th September 2017
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You can tell it's 5 years old - collapsed suspension, wing stuck in "up" position... Shame people don't maintain their cars.

Tom1312

369 posts

77 months

Saturday 30th September 2017
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5 years?

God thats gone fast.

lee_fr200

2,279 posts

121 months

Saturday 30th September 2017
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Still a thing of beauty imo

aaron_2000

1,755 posts

14 months

Saturday 30th September 2017
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What a great time to be alive for hypercars and hot hatches. Sure some could argue that they're not as good as some older ones in some way, but the amount we have around is fantastic. Just waiting for those numbers to come up...

billzeebub

3,803 posts

130 months

Saturday 30th September 2017
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I prefer the ethos and execution of the F1, but as a product of our times it is sensational and I've still never seen one in the wild