New McLaren P1 rivals the recently revealed LaFerrari and Porsche's upcoming 918
Power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8; acceleration is improved further with KERS
The new P1 will weigh 1490kg all up, so it's heavier than the new LaFerrari
The McLaren's transmission is a Graziano seven-speed dual-clutch unit
The P1 is claimed to sprint from 0-62mph in less than three seconds
Top speed is stated to be limited to 218mph
McLaren will limit P1 production to just 375 units
The P1 is expected to cost £866,000
Remarkably, the McLaren is claimed to be capable of 0-186mph in less than 17sec
The McLaren uses carbon-ceramic discs to provide substantial stopping power
McLaren states that the P1 can generate 2g under braking
It's thought that the P1 will lap the Nürburgring in under seven minutes
The P1 will be the most exclusive of the recently announced trio of hypercars
The McLaren P1 uses hybrid technology to boost its output to 903bhp
McLaren claims that the P1 will feel like a proper racing car at a push of a button
The car's basic styling is dictated primarily by aerodynamic and packaging requirements
Open mesh vents help give the McLaren Le Mans racer looks
The McLaren's rear spoiler adjusts both for height and angle, to improve downforce or speed
The exterior bodywork is made entirely from carbonfibre panels, moulded in large sections
Aggressive front-end styling is designed to help force air in to the car's intakes
The tail lights are reduced to thin strips to allow for more air flow through the rear cooling mesh
A pair of front flaps, under the car, move to boost downforce and aero efficiency
It's thought the car will cost around £750k when it goes on sale later this year
New images of the British-built McLaren P1 hypercar, at the Bahrain International Circuit, have been released.
The P1 is currently being taken on a global tour to attract potential buyers. The tour has already visited North America, which will be the car's biggest market. The Middle East is expected to be another vital market.
375 examples of the McLaren P1 will be built, each of which will command a hefty asking price of £866,000.
McLaren Automotive regional director for the Middle East and Africa, Mark Harrison said: “After a successful launch in Bahrain, we are very excited to be bringing the McLaren P1 to the United Arab Emirates."
The McLaren P1, set to rival the new LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, is designed to be the best driver's car in the world. F1-inspired engineering is utilised throughout, with the P1 featuring advanced aerodynamics and carbonfibre construction.
Power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that generates 727bhp and 531lb ft. Press the hybrid KERS button and the total output will be boosted to 903bhp and 664lb ft.
The P1's interior is stripped out and made primarily of carbonfibre. The instrumentation is digital and the car has sat-nav, climate control and a bespoke sound system.
Programme director at McLaren, Paul Mackenzie, says that despite the P1's performance it can still be driven in great comfort and refinement.
The McLaren P1 made its debut at the Geneva motor show.
Autocar has produced digital books on the McLaren P1 hypercar as well as the F1 and 12C supercars.