The McLaren P1 came out 20 years after the 1st McLaren F1, yet the latter still looks way ahead of its time. It was the fastest production car and was the first to be built around a carbon fiber tub. Though it wasn’t designed to be a race car, this supercar became a successful racing car and won the Le Mans 24 Hours in the year 1995. And now the latest McLaren P1 does its predecessor justice in the most respectful manner.
One of the most interesting features of the McLaren P1 is its technology. Some experts say that the complexity of its technology is like that of an aircraft. Everything is extremely focused and the engineering team that created this technology undoubtedly knew what they were doing. The McLaren P1 has the IPAS electrical assistance system, which is a powerful hybrid powertrain that’s designed to manage sustained track use; while the RaceActive Chassis Control system gives the chassis unparalleled adjustability. Now all of the car’s features were tested in both the hottest and coldest climates across the globe. The results were spectacular and all of the 375 limited edition cars were sold out in no time.
The McLaren P1’s automotive design is quite sleek and stunning. Its aerodynamic design enhances its features and specifications. The cockpit of the car is strategically placed in the center, which reduces the frontal surface area making the car rather lean. This, in turn, easily manages the airflow over the surface of the car and adds to its aerodynamic brilliance. The car reaches 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and takes 6.3 seconds to cross the 100 mph mark. A person can switch between normal or the sports mode in no time.
The car has lightweight carbon fiber seats weighing just less than 11 kg per seat. Not to mention the seats are also extremely comfortable for long journeys.
Would you like to ride shotgun or handle the steering wheel with this one?