McLaren F1 successor revealed

The British automaker McLaren has finally unveiled the successor of the company’s legendary F1 model. It’s called the P1 and was created not to have a top speed higher than the Bugatti Veyron, but to be capable of very fast lap times. Production will be limited to only 500 units and pricing is estimated to start from 800,000 pounds. Chances are that the existing clients will have priority, as well as high-profile collectors so the car might not actually be available to the general public. The spectacular P1 utilizes a heavily modified version of the carbon fiber monocell of the MP4-12C, along with the same door frame and mechanism. It weighs less than 1300 kg and features active aerodynamics.

The production version is tipped to get a modified version of the MP4-12C’s twin-turbo V8, with output being estimated at no less than 800 bhp at 9,000 rpm. This 200 bhp power boost over the standard configuration of the engine will most likely be granted by the two flywheels that should be able to provide 160 bhp in short bursts.

McLaren P1

Expect a top speed of 239 mph, while the 0-62 mph sprint will be performed in less than 3 seconds. Various reports are indicating that the car is already the fastest road-legal vehicle on the Silverstone circuit.

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