McLaren P1 Supercar Concept Debuts in Paris [VIDEO]

McLaren P1 concept in Paris

The McLaren P1 supercar concept has just been revealed at the Paris Motor Show. The P1 shown in Paris is a design study, previewing a production model that will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013.

First deliveries are expected to commence in late 2013, just in time for McLaren’s 50th anniversary.

The P1 features a mid-engine layout, uses a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure cage called Mono Cage and lightweight carbon body panels. The large adjustable active rear wing adjusts automatically to boost downforce and optimise aerodynamics.

‘Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit’, says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.’

“The McLaren P1 will have an immensely powerful engine, superb brakes and state of the art suspension controls,” says Programme Director Paul Mackenzie.

Details about its powertrain are limited, but power to weight ratio will be more than 600 bhp per tonne.

Power is expected to come from a twin-turbo V8 with over 700bhp mated to an F1-style KERS system for additional boost.

The McLaren P1 will arrive together with the likes of Porsche 918 Spyder and next Ferrari Enzo. Prices are expected to start from £700,000.

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