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McLAREN P1 Supercar in Birmingham and Bristol


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McLAREN P1 Supercar in Birmingham and Bristol


Designed, engineered and built to be the best driver’s car in the world.

Even two decades after it first appeared, the McLaren F1 still looks ahead of its time. It combined extraordinary speed with everyday usability in a way that no other contemporary supercar could. The McLaren P1™ is every inch its rightful successor. While headline writers loved the fact that the McLaren F1 was the fastest production car in the world – setting a record of 240.1mph – its greatest legacy was its technical innovation. It was the first road car to be built around a carbon fibre tub, a technology pioneered by McLaren in Formula 1, and one that lies at the heart of all of our current models. The McLaren F1 also used its hand-built V12 engine as a stressed component, had a unique central driving position, and the design team’s quest for lightweight perfection was such that gold foil was used in its engine bay to reflect heat. While it was never designed for competition, the F1 also morphed into an enormously successful race car – winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995.

Form equals function

The best-looking cars are the ones with real substance as well as style. The McLaren P1™ is a stunning piece of automotive design, but you won’t find any needless ornaments or frivolous styling features on it. Every surface has been designed to work, every part given the same aerodynamic consideration as if it was part of an aircraft or a Formula 1™ car.

The bodywork is ‘shrink-wrapped’ as tightly as possible over the mechanical hard points of the car and the cockpit sits right at the centre. This approach helps to reduce frontal surface area, but also makes it easier to manage airflow over the surface of the bodywork and into the engine’s roof snorkel intake and to the active aero components. It looks awesome, and it works very efficiently.

Despite its strictly limited production, the McLaren P1™ underwent a comprehensive test programme, designed to ensure that the car and its state-of-the-art powertrain could deliver its extraordinary breadth of capability anywhere an owner might choose to take it. Prototypes, and the engineering team, travelled the world to ensure the car could function in the hottest and coldest climates. And, of course, the toughest environment of all – Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife, and the need to meet the project target of a sub-seven-minute lap.

Performance testing: Nurburgring

There is no tougher challenge for a performance car than the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The 20.8km (12.9-mile) track in northern Germany has 150 corners and 300 metres (984 feet) of elevation changes. It’s tight and bumpy, with crests sharp enough to cause a car like the McLaren P1™ to leave the ground several times during a fast lap. Barriers sit right next to the track, few corners have any run-off, and margin for error is practically non-existent. In short, it’s about the best place in the world to test the sum total of a car’s components, and the confidence they give a skilled driver to go fast.

The McLaren P1™ was built to deliver a sub-seven-minute lap of the Nordschleife. For perspective, 7:06.5 was quick enough for James Hunt to secure pole position in his McLaren M23 at the last Formula 1™ race to be held at the track in 1976. For our engineering team, successfully meeting the challenge would mean both validation of their work, and confirmation of performance icon status for the McLaren P1™.

Contact Ian Groves at McLaren Birmingham or Jonathan Campbell-Andrews at McLaren Bristol for more information.

Specification

Setting out to build the ultimate driver’s car is nothing short of a momentous challenge, even for a company steeped in racing heritage and technical expertise. The success of the McLaren P1™ is one of the proudest chapters in our long history of innovation. The strictly limited production run of 375 was sold within months of orders opening. In October 2013 customer deliveries began and the McLaren P1™ became the first hybrid supercar in the world.

The numbers behind the McLaren P1™ are astonishing – but this isn’t a car that can be reduced to statistics. It was created to be driven, to deliver extreme performance on road and on track, to be fast, safe and supremely rewarding. The team that created it pushed boundaries and rewrote rules, and the result is a car that puts its driver at the heart of a dynamic experience like no other.

Please note

The data displayed above details the usual specification of the most recent model of this vehicle. It is not the exact data for the actual vehicle being offered for sale and data for older models may vary slightly. We recommend that you always check the details with the seller prior to purchase. *Fitted as standard. To help you understand the technical data read our terms and conditions.

McLaren Birmingham (sales)
0345 609 1613 01564758780

McLaren Bristol
0117 203 3657 01174057218

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McLaren Dealerships

McLaren Birmingham

2635 Stratford Road
Hockley Heath
Solihull
Birmingham
B94 5NH

Contact McLaren Birmingham

McLaren Bristol

The Laurels
Cribbs Causeway
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS10 7TT

Contact McLaren Bristol

Designed, engineered and built to be the best driver’s car in the world.

Even two decades after it first appeared, the McLaren F1 still looks ahead of its time. It combined extraordinary speed with everyday usability in a way that no other contemporary supercar could. The McLaren P1™ is every inch its rightful successor. While headline writers loved the fact that the McLaren F1 was the fastest production car in the world – setting a record of 240.1mph – its greatest legacy was its technical innovation. It was the first road car to be built around a carbon fibre tub, a technology pioneered by McLaren in Formula 1, and one that lies at the heart of all of our current models. The McLaren F1 also used its hand-built V12 engine as a stressed component, had a unique central driving position, and the design team’s quest for lightweight perfection was such that gold foil was used in its engine bay to reflect heat. While it was never designed for competition, the F1 also morphed into an enormously successful race car – winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995.

Form equals function

The best-looking cars are the ones with real substance as well as style. The McLaren P1™ is a stunning piece of automotive design, but you won’t find any needless ornaments or frivolous styling features on it. Every surface has been designed to work, every part given the same aerodynamic consideration as if it was part of an aircraft or a Formula 1™ car.

The bodywork is ‘shrink-wrapped’ as tightly as possible over the mechanical hard points of the car and the cockpit sits right at the centre. This approach helps to reduce frontal surface area, but also makes it easier to manage airflow over the surface of the bodywork and into the engine’s roof snorkel intake and to the active aero components. It looks awesome, and it works very efficiently.

Despite its strictly limited production, the McLaren P1™ underwent a comprehensive test programme, designed to ensure that the car and its state-of-the-art powertrain could deliver its extraordinary breadth of capability anywhere an owner might choose to take it. Prototypes, and the engineering team, travelled the world to ensure the car could function in the hottest and coldest climates. And, of course, the toughest environment of all – Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife, and the need to meet the project target of a sub-seven-minute lap.

Performance testing: Nurburgring

There is no tougher challenge for a performance car than the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The 20.8km (12.9-mile) track in northern Germany has 150 corners and 300 metres (984 feet) of elevation changes. It’s tight and bumpy, with crests sharp enough to cause a car like the McLaren P1™ to leave the ground several times during a fast lap. Barriers sit right next to the track, few corners have any run-off, and margin for error is practically non-existent. In short, it’s about the best place in the world to test the sum total of a car’s components, and the confidence they give a skilled driver to go fast.

The McLaren P1™ was built to deliver a sub-seven-minute lap of the Nordschleife. For perspective, 7:06.5 was quick enough for James Hunt to secure pole position in his McLaren M23 at the last Formula 1™ race to be held at the track in 1976. For our engineering team, successfully meeting the challenge would mean both validation of their work, and confirmation of performance icon status for the McLaren P1™.

Contact Ian Groves at McLaren Birmingham or Jonathan Campbell-Andrews at McLaren Bristol for more information.

Specification

Setting out to build the ultimate driver’s car is nothing short of a momentous challenge, even for a company steeped in racing heritage and technical expertise. The success of the McLaren P1™ is one of the proudest chapters in our long history of innovation. The strictly limited production run of 375 was sold within months of orders opening. In October 2013 customer deliveries began and the McLaren P1™ became the first hybrid supercar in the world.

The numbers behind the McLaren P1™ are astonishing – but this isn’t a car that can be reduced to statistics. It was created to be driven, to deliver extreme performance on road and on track, to be fast, safe and supremely rewarding. The team that created it pushed boundaries and rewrote rules, and the result is a car that puts its driver at the heart of a dynamic experience like no other.

Please note

The data displayed above details the usual specification of the most recent model of this vehicle. It is not the exact data for the actual vehicle being offered for sale and data for older models may vary slightly. We recommend that you always check the details with the seller prior to purchase. *Fitted as standard. To help you understand the technical data read our terms and conditions.

McLaren Birmingham (sales)
0345 609 1613

McLaren Bristol
0117 203 3657

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McLaren Birmingham (sales) 0345 609 1613 01564758780
McLaren Birmingham (aftersales) 0121 457 6600
McLaren Bristol 0117 203 3657 01174057218