True to its racing chops the McLaren P1 released a fully track ready 2018 McLaren P1 which is produced in only 45 units, and will top the predecessor in both performance and the pricing. The older P1 benefited from the 3.8-liter V8 working in tandem with an electric motor to produce the whopping 903 horsepower and 1,100 pound-feet of torque. Now the new track oriented P1, which got the GTR title, will be even faster courtesy of the boosted V8.
The outline of the model clearly shows its racing credentials with visible enhancements and the cabin comes stripped to the bare bones and yet with just enough comfort to make you feel you are still driving a car instead of a ballistic missile. The drawback, and a huge one at that, is the limited production and the humongous price tag, which comes with a caveat – to get the race ready P1 you must already own the street legal P1.
Exterior and Interior
The 2018 McLaren P1 comes with thoroughly reworked hood, grille and fascia, cutting a much more aggressive picture than the predecessor. The separate bumper comes with a razor-sharp front splitter, above which sit two large air intakes to cool the front wheels, which are 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels. The updated side skirts sit below the side mirrors moved forward, closer to the A-pillars, and the profile also features new larger side vents. Around back, the model got the most notable update in the fixed rear wing, which works together with a massive diffuser to produce plenty of downforce.
The insides of the powerhouse are now exposed to highlight the model’s racing credentials, while the twin tail pipes round out the rear. The redesigned cabin offers cues from other race-ready models in the flat-bottomed steering wheels with control buttons for selecting different driving modes placed smack-dab in the center of it. The carbon-fiber, six-point harness seats are customized to each individual drive and are mounted directly to the chassis. Unlike most other race cars, the air conditioning unit is carried over from the road car.
As if the 903 hp V8 engine from the predecessor wasn’t enough, the 2018 McLaren P1 offers 986 horsepower managing to squeeze the extra 83 ponies from the predecessor’s V8 and electric motor. The transmission is still a seven-speed dual clutch automatic. The acceleration is now improved to 2.4 seconds for the 0 to 60 mph sprint, and the maximum speed is 217 mph.
2018 McLaren P1 Price and Release Date
2018 McLaren P1 release date is not known yet, to be precise it is not officially confirmed, but you can expect it at the beginning of next year. The price is still unkonwn but it will be around $3,36 million.
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March 1, 2017