McLaren has released video footage with a P1 prototype, ahead of an official unveiling slated for later this year. As previously reported, the production version of the P1 will retain 97 percent of the concept’s design and will suffer minor changes to the front bumper. The rear end will receive a tighter mesh design which will still show the supercar’s mechanics.
The camouflaged P1 mules we’ve scooped testing in Southern Europe are helping the McLaren engineers develop bespoke components for the P1. Japanese outfit Akebono has the task of delivering a braking system able to rein in the P1′s power, likely to be north of 900bhp. That output comes courtesy of an upgraded 12C twin-turbo V8 (pumping out around 720bhp) and an F1-inspired KERS electric motor boost system. Ferrari’s new F150 hybrid will boast electric assistance, though the Italian car uses a mid-mounted, normally aspirated V12. Expect the McLaren P1 to cost around 1.2 Million dollars.
The McLaren P1 will debut in Geneva a little over a month from now. God willing, so will the Ferrari Enzo successor, which would make Geneva 2013 the best auto show ever, as the two sides passive-aggressively trash talk each other in their respective press conferences. The team at McLaren Automotive has continued the relentless testing program for the car. The goal being: to produce the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.