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Old 04-16-2013, 12:28 PM
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The performance will be staggering, but it lacks the essence of what could have made this car a legend...it's got to have the looks that win everyone over, not just the most curves, grilles & gills, retractable spoilers, etc.

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Not a pretty car (from certain angles especially) - but its performance more than makes up for it IMO. Remember this car was designed for one reason - to be a blistering performer on the racetrack. It was designed by an aerospace engineer from the inside out, with not much (no?) concern for aesthetics. When you think about it that way, it's surprising how good they got it to look.
I can live with this explanation.
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I like it

Looks better than most exotics.
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I think we ought to give it a fair chance in person. That'll probably settle it for most of us.

I'm on the fence, at first glance it was strange looking. It seems to look good in certain angles, but at times I'm not sure what I'm looking at.
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Agreed. It's impossible to judge it without seeing it in motion.
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If this was another GTR thread. It would be automatic ugly no matter what the performence is. Looks like the P1 is in that same category.

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Agreed. It's impossible to judge it without seeing it in motion.
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False. For me at least.

I respect the GTR for how it completely raised the bar in a way never before seen or even thinkable and forced every supercar manufacturer to get unlazy and completely revisit their way of doing everything. Even though its not the prettiest vehicle.
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And, I agree, the P1 is similar to the GTR in the way that it is re-writing the supercar books.
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I like it

Looks better than most exotics.
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I dunno to me this doesnt really seem that ugly. They made a revolutionary look and I give them props for that. Theres nothing on the market that resembles this. If you go to the ferrari thread you can see some 458 and other bits and pieces from other cars, but this is completely different from anything.


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And, I agree, the P1 is similar to the GTR in the way that it is re-writing the supercar books.
Why do you say this?? We don't know anything about real world performance. For all we know the LaFerrari could outperform it.
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I have no doubt this and the LaFerrari are going to be setting some pretty high benchmarks for everyone else to climb up to
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Why do you say this?? We don't know anything about real world performance. For all we know the LaFerrari could outperform it.
based on everything I've read. from everything I've read, it will perform better - maybe even considerably better - than LaFerrari
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I see. Not saying your wrong just wondering. It would be interesting to see the difference in pace between ferrari and mclaren. One company is going to end up very mad haha
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based on everything I've read. from everything I've read, it will perform better - maybe even considerably better - than LaFerrari
so far the only thing ive seen is "claims" made by the manufacturer. we need some real test numbers. Also considering the 2 manufacturers and specs i kinda doubt there will be that big of a difference between the 2
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we shall see!
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Looks good. Maybe it's just a little odd how the car seems to completely disappear at the back when you're looking at it from front/side angle.
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so there is a rumor going around that the P1 ran the 'Ring in ........... 6:33


http://jalopnik.com/did-the-mclaren-...ium=socialflow
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When it started rolling I am thinking this is the quietest supercar engine. Then noticed the 2 people pushing it.
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Evening L4P,

Just wanted to post our video and photos of the McLaren P1 that visited our showroom for 2 days. It stopped at our dealership before heading to a convention for 2 days. That said, we took FULL advantage of having the car on display. For those 2 days, our doors were getting one serious workout at countless hoards of people, potential buyers, and armies of photographers made their way to catch a glimpse of the elusive P1. Enough said, here's our video and here's a few pictures.

Here's a sample of pictures of the P1. You can view ALL 150+ photos here: McLaren P1 at McLaren Newport Beach





















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^ Look at that, the CF pattern doesn't even align between adjacent parts. Horacio Pagani wouldn't be caught dead selling that kind of shoddy craftsmanship.





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Ok...I know this is a prototype, but this is the first video/picture I've seen where my jaw has dropped.

I'll take one. In black.

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P1 ran a 6:33.26 that's damn impressive!

Now, irrespective if the P1 or the LaFerrai is a "better" you have to admit for a car company that has only build 3 road car variants the Mclaren is a remarkable machine. Let's not forget when Mclaren told Gordan Murray build a true road car that 5 of 7 cars not only completed the Le Mans 24, but won overall along with 3 others in the top 5.

Lamborghini and Formula One tech, what the hell do they know about F1? They supplied a pig of a lump 20 years ago. They can also go on and on about their forged carbon. Meanwhile McLaren built the first carbon monocoque in the MP4/1 in 1981, and built the first road car carbon monocoque 11 years later in the F1. I'd say they know a thing or two about carbon fiber.

I do have to be honest, and say I am a huge McLaren fan since I was born. My Dad grew up 15 minutes from Road America. He and his friends practically lived at the track. He would go on and on about Road America, and Can Am in particular. His favorite race was the '67 where he met a strange sounding Bruce McLaren, and saw one of Bruce's M6A's destroy the competition. So, naturally I grew up a McLaren fan.

I was 7 years old when I witnessed another McLaren, this time powered by a Honda, dominate an entire Formula 1 season. That's why I'm also a Honda fan, and why I can't wait for the 2015 reunion of my two favorite car makers. Let's hope Honda has the same luck it had in the turbo era rather than HPD is with their Indycar effort.

Sorry, to go off topic but I'm passionate about cars and racing anything with left turns.
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2014 McLaren P1 XP2R limited edition spied for the first time [spy video]
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Posted Jul 18, 2013 / 6:30 AM






Judging by these spy photos, McLaren is apparently already working on a limited edition of its recently launched P1 supercar.
McLaren is already working on a limited edition P1, since these days the Ring turns this silver P1 which is codenamed XP2R, and led by chief tester McLaren Chris Goodwin.
What is different about the car knowing only the McLaren as the specific P1 is identical to P1 production. The rumors attaches to 1,000 horses than 916 horses simple P1. Regarding the price, this will exceed 1 million pounds ($ 1.15 million), while the P1 costs 866.000 (1 million).

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I can say it's grown on me a lot. "Swoopy" describes it in one word, and I generally like cars with flowing lines. Only now do I realize that they've integrated the logo into the front and rear ends.
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also the aforementioned 6:33 lap time wasn't legit, as I've found...

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...nd-ring-in-704

The car was rumored to be timed at 7:04 which is still goddamned fast. Not published yet because supposedly they're aiming for sub-7.
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Post Extreme Heat Test

Press release...

The testing programme for the McLaren P1 has continued at a relentless pace throughout the summer, and in the latest short film from McLaren Automotive, the production-intent McLaren P1 is shown testing in some of the harshest and most challenging conditions. With first deliveries scheduled in the coming weeks, the development team have been pushing the limits of the car to further extremes across North America, in some of the hottest and most arid conditions on the planet.

Finished all in Carbon Black, the sleek and menacing-looking McLaren P1 is captured on the road undisguised for the first time, working through a number of final durability tests before the first of the limited run of 375 models is delivered to customers. The extreme temperature testing saw the McLaren P1 pushed to the limits, experiencing heat in excess of 52C / 126F through Arizona, California and Nevada, as the western coast of America experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record.

The McLaren P1 is the culmination of 50 years of race-winning technology and expertise, and is proudly described as everything the company has ever done. From the outset, the goal for the McLaren P1 was clear: to be the best drivers car on road and track. For this reason, the hot weather testing programme has not been confined only to the challenging road surfaces of Americas west coast, as the team push the boundaries of all systems and components on track in blistering heat.

Throughout the hot weather testing phase, and the development programme as a whole, McLaren Automotive has worked closely with its technical partners to develop and engineer bespoke products and solutions for a car that challenges what has been produced previously, redefining the boundaries for high performance cars. Through close collaboration with Akebono and Pirelli, the levels of performance and capabilities of the McLaren P1 are optimised. The bespoke braking system and tyres are among the most advanced of any road car ever produced.

September is the 50th anniversary of McLaren, and will see the first deliveries of the McLaren P1 commencing in the coming weeks as celebrations continue.
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That thing is just sinister looking in all black
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0-186 in 16 seconds, 5.5 seconds quicker than the F1. and it gets a high of 28 mpg

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McLaren P1 Press Release

PERFORMANCE FIGURES FOR THE McLAREN P1™ CONFIRMED AS THE FIRST CUSTOMER CAR IS DELIVERED

- 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in just 2.8 seconds
- Braking from 100 km/h to zero takes just 30.2 metres – less than a third of the recognised stopping distance
- The McLaren P1™ reaches 300 km/h (186 mph) in 16.5 seconds – a full 5.5 seconds quicker than the iconic McLaren F1
- Bespoke tyres and braking system, developed in conjunction with technical partners Pirelli and Akebono, ensure optimised performance
- First customer takes delivery of groundbreaking McLaren P1™ from company's headquarters in Woking, England

Following an extensive testing and development programme, McLaren Automotive has now confirmed the performance figures for the McLaren P1™ in the latest stage in the launch of the groundbreaking model. These figures show that the third model in the range accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.8 seconds, and 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 16.5 seconds.

Groundbreaking levels of performance

The McLaren P1™ has been designed from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver's car on road and track. The confirmation of the performance figures underlines this, and gives further insight into the potential of the latest model from the Woking-based firm.

Fitted with a twin powerplant powertrain generating 916 PS (903 bhp) from the highly efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine and the lightweight electric motor, the McLaren P1™ storms from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds, and hits 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.8 seconds – quicker than many hot hatches reach half that speed.

The relentless acceleration, delivered as a result of the instant torque offered by the electric motors and the optimised turbos, sees the McLaren P1™ reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 16.5 seconds. By way of a benchmark, this is a full 5.5 seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1. Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).

Despite these impressive figures, the McLaren P1™ still returns 34.0 mpg (8.3 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 194 g/km. The electric motor offers a range of 11 km (6.8 miles) in full electric mode on the NEDC cycle, which sees emissions drop to zero.

The braking figures are equally as impressive for the McLaren P1™, with the levels of performance provided by the bespoke Akebono system. The specially formulated carbon ceramic discs, coated in silicon carbide, can bring the McLaren P1™ to a halt from 62 mph (100 km/h) in a distance of just 30.2 metres. This figure is even more impressive when compared to the recognised stopping distances, which suggests that more than three times the distance – 102 metres – is required to bring a car to a halt from 100 km/h (62 mph).

An overview of the performance figures for the McLaren P1™ is as follows:

Acceleration

0-100km/h (62 mph) : 2.8 seconds
0-200km/h (124 mph) : 6.8 seconds
0-300km/h (186 mph) : 16.5 seconds
Standing quarter mile (400m) : 9.8 seconds @ 245 km/h (152 mph)
V Max : 350 km/h (217 mph) electronically limited

Braking

100-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] : 30.2 (99) [2.9]
200-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] : 116 (380) [4.5]
300-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] : 246 (806) [6.2]

Fuel efficiency

mpg (combined) : 34.0 mpg
litres/100km : 8.3 l/100km

Emissions

CO2 : 194 g/km


First customer takes delivery

In a year of celebration for McLaren, this week has seen another significant milestone in an important chapter of McLaren Automotive with the first customer delivery of the groundbreaking McLaren P1™. Series production of the latest addition to the McLaren range commenced over the summer, and the first car, finished in a striking Volcano Yellow and contrasting visual carbon fibre, rolled off the bespoke production line at the end of September – a fitting tribute during the month of the 50th anniversary celebrations.

The first example of the McLaren P1™ was collected from the McLaren Technology Centre by its UK-based owner.

"We designed the McLaren P1™ from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver's car on road and track. The confirmation of the performance figures underlines this.

"I am very proud of our Woking based team and everything they have achieved with this ambitious project. The handover of the first McLaren P1™ is another milestone in our 50 year history," commented Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive Ltd.

The production process

A total of 375 examples of the McLaren P1™ will be produced, and will be hand-built in the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, England. This 40 million Foster + Partners designed facility is an ultimate embodiment of McLaren values, fusing precise production techniques with hand craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail.

The McLaren P1™ is custom-built by a carefully selected team of 82 technicians in a four-stage assembly process. From start to finish, the build takes 17 days of skilled work. Once running at full capacity, the McLaren P1™ line will see one car completed each day, with production due to run until mid-2015.

Stage 1: Structural Assembly

The bespoke manufacturing process commences with the preparation of the carbon fibre MonoCage chassis. The one-piece MonoCage weighs just 90kgs, and includes the integrated roof structure, an integral roof snorkel and air intake ducts, as well as providing a fully sealed compartment for the battery.

Stage 2: Painting

In total the McLaren P1™ consists of seven lightweight panels, all of which are made from carbon fibre – front and rear clamshells, bonnet, doors, front and rear bumpers. Due to the extended painting processes involved, and to minimise disruption to the facility within MPC used for the 12C and 12C Spider, each McLaren P1™ is prepared and hand painted in a dedicated paintshop in the McLaren Technology Centre while the chassis structure is being prepared.

The complete set of body panels for each McLaren P1™ is painted together to ensure a perfect colour match. This process takes three days, including surface preparation of the carbon fibre panels to ensure flawless paintwork on every single car.

Stage 3: Trim Assembly

The fully prepared carbon fibre MonoCage chassis and the hand-painted carbon fibre body panels are brought together on a dedicated production line within the MPC. This ten-stage process is the most recent addition to the MPC, and sees the sub-assembly of battery, front sub-frame, doors, rear clamshells and bumpers fitted as it moves along the line.

Two dedicated McLaren technicians work on each of the production stages for the McLaren P1™, with each step taking a full working day to complete.

Stage 4: Final Assembly

As each car reaches the end of the McLaren P1™ line, it is then subjected to the same rigorous testing regime and sophisticated quality control procedures as the 12C and 12C Spider models to ensure it meets the required quality and performance levels. This phase of production takes a total of seven days to complete.

For the McLaren P1™, this includes a full day shakedown at a proving ground, testing every element of the car's performance. The McLaren test drivers and a team of technicians run through the different settings and modes to examine and verify the performance ahead of final delivery to the customer.

Each example of the McLaren P1™ is then put through the Monsoon Test, in which 16,000 litres of de-ionised recycled water is released on to the car to ensure all seals are correctly finished. A complete underbody check and diagnostics review is then carried out, before the final dispatch audit confirmation.
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This car looks better every time I see it. And those performance numbers are incredible.
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Originally Posted by mikeschicagoRL View Post
This car looks better every time I see it. And those performance numbers are incredible.
Too bad next to the Poopdick and Huayra, it is a distant third on looks.
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