McLaren P1 spied in more revealing photos

2014 McLaren P1 spy photo 29.11.2012 / Automedia
2014 McLaren P1 spy photo 29.11.2012 / Automedia

Could cost 800,000 GBP

These are the best spy photos available with the upcoming production version of the McLaren P1.

Earlier this year at the Paris Motor Show, McLaren introduced the P1 concept. The production version seen in these latest spy photos is expected to come out in late 2013 with "more than 95 percent" of its design remaining the same.

We don't have any official details about the F1's successor, but we can tell you the concept has a carbon fiber structure with a roll-bar over the cabin made from the same lightweight material. With a drag coefficient of just 0.34, the P1 concept has carbon fiber panels and a rear wing capable of automatic adjustment up to 300mm rearwards while on a racetrack or up to 120mm during normal driving.

The P1 is expected to have a starting price of 800,000 GBP. Most likely, it will be a limited production.

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infond infond
More photos: 1. http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1080326_mclaren-p1-supercar-spy-shots 2. http://www.autoevolution.com/news-g-image/spyshots-mclaren-p1-spotted-testing-1/95845.html (with doors open) 3. http://www.autoblog.gr/2012/11/29/spy-photos-mclaren-p1-2/
Nov 30th, 2012 12:23am
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Kramer_93 Kramer_93
These are all cars that have a drag coefficient of 0.34: 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX, 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, 1997 Ford Puma, 1994 Chevrolet Caprice, 1993 Toyota Carola, 1993 Nissan Altima, 1991 Saturn SL2, 1989 Toyota Supra, 1988 Honda Prelude and the 1982 Ford Sierra.
Nov 29th, 2012 6:32pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
Modern commuter cars have drag coefficients lower than 0.30, they need if for better fuel economy. And now look at sportscars. That's right, they have higher drag coeficient because they need to generate a little thing called "downforce", it helps the cars stick to the ground at high speed maneuvers. This particular car makes 1,320 pounds of downforce at high speed.
Nov 29th, 2012 9:36pm
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radmeister radmeister
I can't believe you spent your time looking up all those cars but didn't look up what drag coefficient means, especially in high performance applications...I guess an F22 can be compared to a 1997 Ford Puma too. Or a semi whenever it changes direction or climbs in altitude.
Nov 30th, 2012 4:55am
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Kramer_93 Kramer_93
It actually only took about 2 minutes. However, it was mostly sarcastic. During my research I also found that F1 cars have drag coefficient of 0.7-1.1 to generate enough downforce to keep them on the track.
Dec 6th, 2012 4:44pm
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This new McLaren P1, the new Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, and the new upcoming signature Ferrari, Porsche, and Bugatti, will all be killer!!
Nov 29th, 2012 5:21pm
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inlinesix inlinesix
"With a drag coefficient of just 0.34" The Audi 100 had a drag coefficient of 0.30 in 1983.
Nov 29th, 2012 3:33pm
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infond infond
Stunning. It will be a rocket ship.
Nov 29th, 2012 3:31pm
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RobERob RobERob
Absolutely ridiculous! And I mean that in a very, very good way. Can't wait to see it parked next to an F-1 just to experience that awesomeness.
Nov 29th, 2012 3:10pm
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