McLaren Automotive’s next-generation supercar, the McLaren P1, takes much of its technological and spiritual inspiration from the company’s racing division, and was developed with one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.
Previewed as a design study at the Paris Motor Show in September, the car is due to hit the market in production form within 10 months. Says McLaren MD Antony Sheriff: “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. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.”
At the risk of sounding shallow, we rather like its curves: it’s an absolute beauty.