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

50 weeks 1 day 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!

50 weeks 1 day ago

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

Peter Cavellini.

A little underwhelmed really.

50 weeks 1 day ago

A little underwhelmed really.  

haz

Sounds good. But could you

50 weeks 1 day 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

50 weeks 1 day 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

50 weeks 1 day 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

50 weeks 19 hours 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

50 weeks 10 hours 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

50 weeks 10 hours 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

50 weeks 8 hours 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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