2014 McLaren P1
Local 1 owner car, only 663 miles
Eye-searing Volcano Orange custom MSO paint
One of only 375 P1's made
This carbon fiber hypercar is McLaren's first plug-in hybrid and is truly hyper...727hp (and over 900hp with electric motors), 0-62 in 2.8 seconds, quarter mile in 9.8 seconds and top speed limited to 217mph! Impeccable throughout.
'It's as though we stuck a tube inside and sucked all the air out – a dramatic, honest shape, but also a very beautiful one'
McLaren Design Director, Frank Stephenson explains some of the inspiration for the functional yet beautiful design of the McLaren P1.
'The engineering priority was always unmatched aerodynamic performance. My role as a designer was to make it look dramatic and beautiful. I wanted it to look like a purposeful racer with that low body, long rear deck and open-mesh rear styling to put the mechanicals on view and help cooling. Plus there's the most aggressive rear diffuser ever seen on a road car. Like everything on the McLaren P1, it's there for a good reason.
'I wanted to take out as much visual weight as possible, to have a car that was really lean; a car with absolutely no fat between the mechanicals and the skin. It was all part of the engineering and design approach to fanatically take out weight.
'Visibility is vital for a car like this, which is why we've pushed to giving it more of a canopy, to have glass all around you – it's like a cockpit and that's deliberate.'