Having returned to road car production with the McLaren MP4-12C kick-starting the McLaren Super Series, it was immediately looked upon to create the "new F1", a car that would once again fix the McLaren brand at the forefront of automotive performance.
Using a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and all carbon body panels, in combination with a twin-turbo V8 producing 727 brake horsepower and 720 Nm of torque, it was no slouch, however McLarens pursuit for performance did not finish there. The creative power of McLaren added a hybrid electric motor serving to "torque fill" any gaps in peak performance of the petrol engine, allowing the driver with maximum power at all times. The electric motor produces 176 horsepower, and when combined with the twin-turbo petrol engine, maximum output is a remarkable 903 horsepower.
The astounding performance figures help accelerate the P1 from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, 0-120 in 6.8 seconds, 0-180 mph in 16.5 seconds (a whole 5 seconds faster than the F1) and ultimately reaching an electronically limited top speed of 217 mph.
During the development of the original F1 race car program, a road car chassis (#19) was converted to test and develop the GTR. This testing was carried out in the distinctive orange and silver livery. This very chassis would later be renamed #01R, remaining in the care of McLaren since winning the Le Mans 24hrs on its maiden outing.
Produced towards the end of the P1 production run, this example is presented in a livery believed to be unique, distinctly echoing that of 01R’s development livery as well as the presentation livery of the McLaren P1 GTR design study at Pebble Beach in 2014.
A livery that would find itself represented on several production GTRs, this car is finished in McLaren Silver with contrasting McLaren Orange paintwork. As was seen on the P1 GTR; McLaren Orange is featured on the front lower bumper, exterior door inserts and central roof scoop. Further to this, the car features the P1 GTR’s painted stripe and, as a further nod to the presentation livery, lines to echo the rear diffuser edges bracket the rear lights. Stealth wheels blend with the exterior carbon fibre and the McLaren orange brake calipers complement the door inserts and wing mirrors with the car in profile.
The interior of this P1 is elegantly appointed in full Arabica Brown leather with contrasting orange stitching. The seats are backed in matching chocolate Alcantara, the fronts in Arabica Brown leather with perforated leather inserts. This is echoed on the steering wheel, with perforated leather and a chocolate Alcantara top and bottom. The leather extends to the door tops and top of the dashboard.
All the exterior visual carbon fibre on the car receives a gloss finish, with this continuing to the door sills within the door aperture. Inside the car, all the carbon fibre is satin, reducing the number of reflections within the car.
Supplied new to Switzerland, this car has remained in storage with the supplying dealership until now and as such, has covered just 60 kilometres from new. Upon arrival with ourselves in the UK, the car was returned to the factory for a comprehensive service and inspection.
Available for acquisition with DK Engineering, this delivery mileage P1 will be uniquely offered with a 2 year McLaren factory warranty. An unrepeatable example to acquire a uniquely liveried P1, paying homage to both its predecessor and subsequent race equivalent, unregistered and with delivery mileage from new.
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