After building up a huge hype from numerous leaks and teasers for the successor of the legendary F1, McLaren Automotive had decided that the time has come to finally reveal the looks of their much-anticipated, next-gen ultimate supercar; the P1. This futuristically-looking design study is scheduled to appear in its physical form later this month at the Paris Motor Show, where the production version of it will be ready next year and be put on sale within 12 months.
Although claimed by McLaren on being the future ultimate supercar, the P1 is not going to be a Veyron-eater in the sense of its top speed as it will be carrying the same 3.8-liter V8 that powers the MP4-12C; a little disappointing since the F1 was famously known for its ground-breaking top speed back in the 90’s. But they are setting their sights in sculpturing it to be the best driver’s car in the world for both road and track usage.
“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”, quoted McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff.
And if Sheriff manages to hold on to his words, the P1 is really going to set a new benchmark in the supercar scene as they are aiming in making it “the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made”.
Set to enter production somewhere in 2013, the P1 will sit above both the 12C and the 12C Spider, in terms of both price and performance. This gives a rough description that the P1 will have an output of somewhere over 600-horsepower, and there were also rumors suggesting that it will offer a stratospheric 960-horsepower to gallop with!
We really hope that more technical details will be revealed during the Paris Motor Show later this month, as the P1 could really be the next best thing in the supercar scene and could probably relive the shine like the F1 once had during its days.