After successful launch and exponential sales of MP4-12C, McLaren is about to strike again with P1 (codenamed project P1). Project P1 has been out there for a very long time now and it is considered to be the successor of the mighty F1, the car that held the fastest production car crown back in the 90s. The design concept of P1 has been officially unveiled at 2012 Paris Auto Show whereas the original car would be officially unveiled next year. McLaren is still reluctant on press releasing the technical specifications of the new super-car.
McLaren says that they have implied their 50 years of racing heritage in designing the car, claiming that they don't want to be fastest in absolute top speed this time, rather they want to build a car that will be fastest on track plus will give proper driving pleasure. They can't be wrong because after seeing MP4-12C, we know that McLaren can do that job well. What we know is that the MP4-12C which McLaren developed from ground zero turned out to be best out of the best, recording second best time on TopGear leader board and also proving itself to be one of the most comfortable super-cars.
Overall the car has a very signifying design but the evil grin at the front kind of spoils everything. The frog shaped rear end with a large rear spoiler which will rise once you will go above 60m/h. So if your spoiler is out, it would mean you are over-speeding and so you'll be ticketed. Nothing can be said about the specs as McLaren hasn't announced them yet but no one should expecting anything less than a shouting super-charged V8 under the bonnet cranking out at least 1000 horsepower with at least 800Nm of torque in order to hang-out with the big-guns primarily the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg Agera and Pagani Huayra. Remaining you have the space below to share with us...
The McLaren's flagship cars (from left to right) MP4-12C coupe, P1 and MP4-12C roadster at Paris Auto Show.