McLaren is continuing work on the P1 supercar that was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show with the goal “to produce the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.”
McLaren has announced that a team of McLaren engineers, technicians and racing drivers are running a fleet of XP-codenamed vehicles, around the clock in some of the most demanding conditions, and on roads and circuits across the globe. The rigorous testing procedures for the McLaren P1 have seen the development team working closely with McLaren Automotive technology partners on bespoke components and developments, including Akebono on a highly-efficient braking system, Pirelli on high performance tires and Mobil 1 on leading cooling, lubrication and hydraulic fluids. As all these activities converge on the final specification, a remarkable vehicle is emerging.
McLaren has also released this short video that gives the most detailed view yet of the production McLaren P1. Leveraging five decades of skills and knowledge gained through the company’s involvement at the pinnacle of motorsport and through Formula 1 techniques and processes, the McLaren P1 promises to raise the supercar performance bar.