- I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts. Albert Einstein
Have a McLaren P1
The McLaren P1 is a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car manufactured by British car manufacturer McLaren Automotive. The concept car was capable of reaching speeds of 219 mph (352 km/h) with the limiter on. Debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show all 375 models were soon snatched up. Deliveries to retail customers began in the UK in October 2013. The entire P1 production of 375 units was sold out by November 2013. The production run ended in December 2015. The United States accounted for 34% of the limited production run, and Europe for 26%.
McLaren has its roots in racing, originating as a dominant Formula One team before expanding into mass-production. Those racing roots poke through in their cars, marvels of carbon and steel that showcase British engineering at its best. McLaren’s design philosophy is embodied in the P1, a lightweight speedster that can easily break speed limits and the bank. The first thing one might notice about the P1 is just how slight it is. The svelte body is designed to be aerodynamic, with the ornamental trappings of typical cars removed for the sake of speed. Titanium and carbon fiber are used throughout to keep the P1 lightweight, part of McLaren’s singular desire for performance.