McLaren P1 Concept was officially presented today at 2012 Paris Motor Show, expected to revive the legendary F1 supercar.
In 1992, in England, to be more precise in the town of Woking, the fastest production car homologated for road was being born: the legendary McLaren F1. 20 years later, at 2012 Paris Motor Show, McLaren revives the story of the most famous model in its history trough the P1 concept.
Paris 2012 Live – McLaren P1 Concept photo gallery
McLaren P1 Concept – Design, Interior, Engine
As you may have guessed, it’s about the completion of the project anticipated for years among the international media and breathlessly waited by the brand’s fans. Designed to be “the perfect car for the driver,” F1’s successor is expected on the market within 12 months, ready to fight with big names like Lamborghini Aventador or Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.
If we’re looking at the front bumper to say the least, its design is not a major revolution, but rather a readjustment of the lines already seen on his younger brother, McLaren MP4-12C. If you dare looking at the rear, you will be shocked by an extremely aggressive and futuristic design, an insane courage from McLaren!
The British did not disclose any information about what we will see under the McLaren P1 Concept bonnet, but Antony Sheriff, McLaren’s Managing Director, gave some optimistic premises in an official statement: “Our goal is not necessarily to be the best in terms of speed. We aim to have the quickest and most satisfactory car on the circuit. It is the ultimate test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make Mclaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever built.”
Although not officially confirmed, several figures have shown up lately in the press. Anonymous sources claim that propulsion is provided by a 3.8 liter V8 engine with kinetic energy recovery technology (KERS), borrowed from Formula 1.
The unit will be capable of generating up to 963 horsepower, enough to guarantee a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 384 km/h (239 mph).
McLaren P1 Concept Video Live from 2012 Paris Motor Show
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