The 2014 McLaren P1 Hybrid represents the next chapter in the supercar realm, marrying tried and true Formula 1 technologies with the innovation and promise of the hybrid engine. The result is a culmination of distinguished and powerful design forged of carbon fiber construction and wrought with superior force and power. The P1 provides the ultimate track experience without compromising the beauty and intricacy of hand-crafted design. The specs of this incredible track car, though intriguing and exceptional, aren’t the only highlight of McLaren P1 number 2. This particular example marks the first ever P1 available to the public. Additionally, this P1 was meticulously cared for by one owner and is only 576 miles from new.
The P1 engineers combined twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engines with a permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor. The two engines come together to produce a combined 904 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. The power produced by the hybrid engine propels the supercar from 0-60 in a mere 2.7 seconds. Borrowed from the F1 are exotic silicon-carbide-coated carbon-ceramic disc brakes, which bring the supercar to a dead stop from 120 mph in just 380 feet.
One would say driving the P1 is truly the only way to understand it’s superior power. With several drive modes available, he who is behind the wheel can customize their driving experience. E-mode engages the electric motor only while Race mode offers a fully-immersed, dynamic adventure.
Rather than painting over the hand-crafted exterior, a translucent coat of green-lacquer showcases the fine detail of P1 number two. This intricate finish is complemented by 19-inch front and 20-inch back Pirelli P-Zero-shod wheels. Extended to the interior, the color scheme is continued with green carbon fiber accents and seat stitching, which covers black leather seats. Included is a Meridian sound system, climate control and navigation.
The exclusivity of the P1 coupled with the fact that this is the first ever example available to the public, makes it a truly unique example, adding a rarity unlike any other to one’s collection.
The McLaren P1 serial no. 2 is offered by Mecum Auctions and will be available at the Monterey event located at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in gorgeous Monterey, California on August 18-20, 2016 at Lot R503. Click here to learn more.