Is this the greatest McLaren P1 ever?
At the 2012 Paris Motorshow, McLaren unveiled its latest limited edition hypercar – the P1. Except, this a little different to their previous record breaker, the F1 (and basically every other performance car before it).
It has the same 3.8l twin turbo V8 found in all modern McLarens, but, it also comes with an electric motor that works in conjunction with the petrol engine. This hybrid partnership manages to produce 903bhp and 664lb ft of torque that pushes the P1 to 62mph or 100kph in 2.8s and on to a top speed of 217mph or 350kph.
It’s the stunning aesthetic design that really grabs all of our attention. The sweeping lines, aerodynamic openings, roof top snorkel and that distinctive rear wing that come together to provide 600kg of downforce.
The P1 ceased production at the end of 2015 which means all 375 lucky customers have received their cars. Some breathtaking marques have been created, some of which exhibit stunning individuality and design.
Is this the greatest McLaren P1 ever made?
A member of the Qatari Royal family has, what I and many other’s think, the best looking P1 in the world.
It’s finished in a variant of McLaren’s silica white and features blue accents along the front splitter, wing mirrors, side skirts and across the rear diffuser. In addition to an interior fully upholstered in blue alcantara, with custom initials embroidered into the headrests.
The wheel writing is also a very nice touch!
This model was customised at McLaren’s ‘Special Operations’ (MSO) division that undertakes all bespoke work for its clients. There is an MSO decal affectionately featured on the large rear wing.
The picture to the left provides a slightly clearer shot of the blue interior.
With such a distinctive look, this P1 has become known, not just in the UK, but globally, as one of the finest bespoke examples to come out of MSO. It draws attention wherever it drives by or parks up. As can be seen in the picture above.
Even the front, rear and side badges have been cutomised. Really, this car is an advertisement for the level of customisation possible at McLaren
If you’d like a better insight into this specific car, I managed to catch a nighttime video of it driving through London, which can be found here.
What do you think? Is it the ‘greatest McLaren P1 ever?’ or are there superior designs?