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McLaren P1 Unveiled Ahead of McLaren’s First Appearance at Paris Motor Show

Updated October 1, 2012

McLaren P1, P1, McLaren Supercar

The wait is over for those who have been eagerly waiting the new unveiling of the McLaren P1. The beautiful, sleek curves were unveiled two days ago but the teaser continues. Specs will not be revealed until the 2012 Paris Motor Show which is scheduled for September 29th through October 14th.

Here’s what we do know:

What viewers will see at the 2012 Paris Motor Show – the very first appearance by McLaren, by the way – is merely a concept car. McLaren plans to put the P1 into production by the end of 2013. What brought on the new concept: it is simply the desire to raise the standards of the supercar yet once again. McLaren is no stranger to the industry with its coveted supercar – the F1.

Here’s What We Expect:

As with any supercar, they will remain true to their roots and their signature looks. We fully expect the roof intake – the very one designed on the F1 – will remain in place as will the headlights that boast the McLaren logo. In terms of engine – it is expected that a mid-mounted V8 is the engine we can expect to see. Of course, many people doubt that a V8 can stand up to the V12 engines in rivalry companies such as Lamborghini and Ferrari. All I have to say to those doubters is just wait and see, baby…this engine boasts a whopping 618 horsepower and it is sure to contain poooowwwerrr!

McLaren P1, P1, McLaren Supercar

Also expected – a hot setup in terms of the doors of the McLaren P1. Not only will they just open up, they will open out as well, causing teenage boys everywhere to rip their posters of half-naked ladies down and plaster P1 posters all over their walls.

It will only be designed to hold two people instead of the standard three, and they will have more room due to the lack of the third seat.

One known fact about McLaren – they have an onsite carbon fiber factory – guess what that means? They will be likely utilizing carbon fiber all over the P1. This will create a dynamic car that is lightweight and easily maneuvered, keeping true to McLaren’s roots. Other than that – we will have to wait for the motor show to learn more about the true plans of the P1.

What They Say

According to Antony Sheriff  – as reported in the NY Daily News – here’s what we can expect from the P1 “…the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made–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.”

A press conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th and more details about this absolutely gorgeous car will be released then. I’ll be keeping up to date on the specifications as they are released – check back then!

McLaren P1, side view P1, McLaren Supercar



Calvin Escobar
About Calvin Escobar

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