At the forefront of McLaren's innovative approach is the McLaren P1, the manufacturer's first hybrid-assisted supercar. The McLaren P1 was built with the strict intention to compete alongside the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, thus creating the 'Holy Trinity.' As the successor to the legendary McLaren F1, the P1 adopted similar characteristics that would ultimately shape it into one of the most collectible supercars of all time.
McLaren saw so much success in the limited-production release that they even engineered the non-road-legal P1 GTR for the ultimate collectors. Taking a deep dive into the supercar's production and statistics, these are five facts that make the McLaren P1 an iconic supercar. View all the current McLaren P1 examples for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the links below.
The name comes from Grand Prix racing, ‘P1’ signaling first place on the grid, but there is also heritage in the name: the McLaren F1 was initially known as Project 1, or P1.
Hand Assembled In The UK
Each McLaren P1 was custom-built by a team of 82 technicians in a four-stage assembly process. From start to finish, the build of each car took 17 days.
Rigorous Test Miles
During its development program, the McLaren P1 covered in excess of 385,250 miles of testing, equivalent to more than 15 times around the world.
In Race mode, the McLaren P1 lowers by 2in (50mm) and the spring rates stiffen by 300 percent, allowing the car to corner at more than 2g.
The McLaren P1 accelerates from standstill to 186mph in 16.5 seconds – a full 5.5 seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1.