McLaren P1: hear the engine running

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Feature 4 May 2013

A McLaren P1 bound for Germany popped up during a visit to McLaren's Woking headquarters today. Its the first time the car has been seen - and heard - on the move in the UK, ahead of first customer deliveries later this year.

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Looks odd without its rear wing

1 year 29 weeks ago

No rear wing? Curious. IMO yellow suits the P1 better than orange. I'd like to see what a black one looks like, too.

Yep!

1 year 29 weeks ago

No wing,not the standard exhaust either,for about £700K+ less you could have a GTR?

Peter Cavellini.

A little underwhelmed really.

1 year 29 weeks ago

A little underwhelmed really.  

haz

Sounds good. But could you

1 year 29 weeks ago

Sounds good. But could you replicate this with an MP4 12C and a custom exhaust?

The LaFerrari will undoubtably sound better...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYjLY3plhp0

Boring

1 year 29 weeks ago

3.8 V8 flat plane, yet sounds like a Turbo four pot. Come on McLaren, just listen to what F40 or a 288GTO sound like. If the Italians can do it, so can you. 

Sounds terrible........put

1 year 29 weeks ago

Sounds terrible........put the F1's 6.1 V12 back in it and hook it up to a hybrid system......THAT would be phenomenal.

The Laferrari sound horid too..........

Sounds good....but

1 year 29 weeks ago

Hmmm, I have to admit that although it sounds good, I was probably expecting a bit more aural drama.  In my opinion, a Jag XKR-S possess a more pleasing sound.  Seeing the car in the metal, so to speak, it actually looks better than the still photos I've seen of the car, which can only be a good thing

jer

strange vid

1 year 29 weeks ago

Not usual leak, it looks petit ; small usually means good ciruit times. My money is on the Mac being the quicker circuit car. Of course they could have trundled round the entrance in EV mode.

Underwhelmed

1 year 29 weeks ago

Prototype trundles into reception area filled with journos for no apparent reason, revs a bit and trundles off again.... Leak shocker, what a catch!

anyway, this car really is not getting me excited. What is it about these latest mclarens, that they wouldn't even spark an interest if I won the euromillions.

contrast that with the F1, which I still think is amazing to this day and at the time blew me away with what was around at the time.

Agree

1 year 29 weeks ago

I agree with DS240.  There is nothing coming out of Woking these days that interests me in the slightest.  I know I can't afford one, but even with that big Euromillions win I wouldn't be interested in one.  In fact, none of the current crop of supercars that seem to be aimed at the XBox generation have any interest for me at all.

Now, a '60s or '70s Ferrari or Lamborghini?  Well, that would raise my interest level.  A restored/original Islero, 400Gt, Miura, 246GT, 365GTB/4?  Yes please!

These modern cars are designed with oil rich Arabs and David Beckham in mind.  I think I am starting to get a bit old!!

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