The McLaren P1 concept is McLaren F1’s successor
One of the most anticipated cars in 2012 is the McLaren P1 concept. It will debut at the Paris Motor Show, and we have received a few details and images related to it. Tag along!
This is reportedly designed to be “the best driver’s car in the world”, the much awaited successor of the McLaren F1. It is due to be available in 12 months from now. The style of the MP4-12C is obviously present on this model as well, but in a way more aggressive manner, thanks to the absolutely crazily grinning rear and front ends, beautifully sculpted sides and ventilated hood.
Quite surprisingly, the officials at McLaren have refused to release technical and performance data. In spite of this, Antony Sheriff, the Managing Director, has declared in an interview that “our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit. It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement.”
Regarding the purpose of this car and their goal, and without any sort of modesty, he then added – “Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.”
We do know of some previous reports regarding the vehicle, which stated that it could feature a 3.8-liter V8 engine with KERS – Kinetic Energy Recovery System – for a combined maximum output of 963 HP (718 kW). According to them, the model should reach a top speed of 384 km/h (239 mph) and can get to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 2.8 seconds.