The entire allocation of McLaren P1 hypercars has been sold
30 August 2013

The McLaren P1 has sold out, with the remaining few examples for sale in Europe now snapped up.

All examples of the P1 destined for the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East had already been sold earlier this year. The continued economic uncertainty in Europe has been put down as the reason why the P1 took longer to sell in Europe. 

McLaren received a sales push for the P1 in North America on the back of its appearance at the Pebble Beach after a McLaren F1 sold for $8.47 million at an auction, raising interest in the firm. Confirmation that the P1 had lapped the Nurburgring in under seven minutes earlier this month is believed to have prompted another raft of sales.

Potential customers are now being asked to register their interest with McLaren, lest any of the existing buyers change their plans during the build process. To date, 12 McLaren P1s have been completed.

Around 75 per cent of P1 customers have opted for some level of unique design from McLaren Special Operations, pushing the average sale price of a P1 above £1 million.

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30 August 2013

No-one can honestly say that a situation is healthy (in any sense but the purely mercenary) when cars of this sort routinely sell out long before would-be owners have had a chance to take one for a spin and how sad that a year from now, maybe less, auction houses and so-called brokers will be offering no-mileage examples which have been obtained and then disposed of by people with no real interest in cars let alone the kind of passion for which many truly great cars were created in earlier times.

30 August 2013

Londonist - No-one can honestly say that a situation is healthy (in any sense but the purely mercenary) when cars of this sort routinely sell out long before would-be owners have had a chance to take one for a spin

If the P1 is sold out (virtually), and this is on the basis that no one has driven it in the real world (not virtually - Grand Turismo doesn't count i'm afraid), so how do you know if you DON'T want one? And why would you decide on an alternative, having not driven one? (Yes, Peter, you.)

The sales to date are to people that clear WANT one (irrespective of the motives and intentions post-sale) and more importantly, afford one.

Is there really a speculative market for these, as how much more than a million pounds would you want to pay over the odds?

If they hit the market in 18mths at sub a million, i'd stand corrected, but i still can't reconcile the fact that people have money to burn speculatively in these dark days of ours......

30 August 2013

Like driving a computer,sooner have a Porsche or BMW or even a GTR.

Peter Cavellini.

30 August 2013
Peter Cavellini wrote:

Like driving a computer,sooner have a Porsche or BMW or even a GTR.

A BMW? Eh?

1 October 2013

your argument being that a gtr (as much as I love them) is not like driving a computer? And BMW??????? how did this comment get through moderation.

13 November 2013
[quote=Peter Cavellini]Like driving a computer,sooner have a Porsche or BMW or even a GTR.[/quote] And you know this how?

2 September 2013

Just been watching a video of Jay Leno (who appears to have bought one) driving the car at Dunsfold, I have to say it looks amazing.

13 November 2013
Well, I wonder if those who stubbornly casted doubt over McLaren's ability to sell all the P1s, and suggesting the P1 didn't justify its billing or price, are now eating humble pie.

13 November 2013
Personally I'd love to congratulate McLaren Automotive on a job well done! Not quite sure why you're so pessimistic Londonist or even how you know that that's what's going to happen. And how do you know Peter Cavellini that it's like driving a computer (whatever that means)? My apologies if you've test driven the P1 but I'm guessing that you haven't. It's so easy for us all to criticise from afar but unless we've been to the factory, followed the development of the car first hand or been fortunate enough to drive one, or somehow managed to travel to the future to see what happens to pre-owned cars, comments like this are a little vacuous....

13 November 2013
Having read an exclusive World first road and track test by a leading monthly car Mag,and seen some video of the car on the move, i'm not surprised they can't make them fast enough,and, it's not as if they have to make thousands of them either,the buyers are multi millionaires, they don't have to budget like most of us.

Peter Cavellini.

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