McLaren P1 Supercar Spied Testing on a Secret Test Track

McLaren P1 front drivers side view

McLaren P1, the successor to the mighty F1 supercar is one of the most interesting cars to arrive next year along with the Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari Enzo successor.

The P1 concept we saw at the Paris Motor Show, was just breathtakingly amazing.

The concept was previewing a production model that will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013, with first deliveries expected to commence in late 2013, just in time for McLaren’s 50th anniversary.

What we have here are the latest and best spy shots of the soon production ready P1 supercar testing in McLaren’s European test facility. The pictures below reveal two prototypes with different brakes, one has yellow and the other red brake calipers.

It looks like the production version doesn’t differ much from the design preview version shown in Paris. The only notable differences we can spot include more traditional tail lights than the curved LED light bars on the concept and also a different central exhaust.

Details about the powertrain are limited, but different source are talking about a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 mated to KERS for an output that is around 800bhp.

That does not make the P1 the most powerful car on the road, but as McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff said: ‘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’…


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  • Patrick Antar

    It has the same Tail lights, they will not be changed, those are just temporary for the tests.

    • http://twitter.com/GmotorsUK GmotorsUK

      thanks Patrick. You are probably right. We’ll see soon once the P1 production version makes its debut. 

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