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McLaren P1 – successor to the McLaren F1 – revealed

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    The McLaren P1, the successor to the iconic McLaren F1, has been revealed today.

    McLaren call it a “next generation ultimate supercar” and add: “The McLaren P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.”

    Pictures and press release below:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34829627@N03/8000111903/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34829627@N03/8000111609/in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34829627@N03/8000114786/in/photostream

    McLaren Automotive will use its first ever international motor show appearance to preview its next generation ultimate supercar – the McLaren P1 – which takes much of its technological and spiritual inspiration from the company’s Racing division. The McLaren P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.

    At the Paris Motor Show, Mondial de l’Automobile 2012, the McLaren P1 is previewed as a design study. Next year a production version, which the company aims to put on sale within 12 months, will be revealed.

    ‘The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage,’ says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. ‘Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and 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 road car on a circuit,’ says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.’

    When the McLaren P1 goes into production later next year, it will sit above the 12C and 12C Spider, in terms of both price and performance.

    More information will be released following the McLaren Automotive press conference scheduled for 17.45 CEST (16.45 BST), on Thursday 27 September 2012.

    #210736
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    matt90
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    Now that is simply stunning.

    #210737
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    matt90
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    Particularly considering how plain the MP4-12C looks.

    #210738
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    moshbeard
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    That rear end is insane. It always takes a while to get used to new car designs and right now this looks a little bit wacky for me to really love it but I think it’ll grow on me.

    I really liked the look of the 12C and I think my love for that is stopping me really loving this as much.

    #210739
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    Master firelee
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    From the back and the front it looks ugly but from the side it looks alright….

    #210740
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    Carlitox
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    That thing has no rear wing? Insanity. Don’t make the same mistake as Koenigsegg, otherwise Top Gear will have to fix it ;)

    #210741
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    Glenn
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    Take a look at the diffusor, And what looks like Ground effects Seal of the floor, I’d venture to say this car has more downforce than most anything on the road today.

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    Crazy to think a grey-ish image guy like Ron Dennis went with this desing. I am sure the car will be the best in all measurable areas. But will it give that Wow factor that the MP4-12c is missing?

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    robk23
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    If anyone wants me I’ll be in the lavatory with a picture of the P1.

    #210744
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    the_sigman
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    Oh, man that’s awesome!

    #210745
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    JPedroCQF1
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    God, that rear is awesome! The whole car is awesome!

    #210746
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    Fer no.65
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    Absolutely stunning !

    #210747
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    Keith Collantine
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    Does anyone know – or have McLaren said – if we’re looking at a two- or three-seater here?

    #210748
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    My god that is beautiful.

    #210749
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    Fixy
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    I don’t like eccessive desgins. The rear looks too ambitious to me. The rest is beautiful, although not as much as the F1. Ferrari always take a cautious step-by-step approach with their cars, it’s nice to see something more extreme.

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