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Development of the McLaren P1 is accelerating ahead of the highly anticipated British hypercar’s production debut later this year.

The latest video released by McLaren shows a P1 prototype being put through its paces around a racing circuit, highlighting the car’s cornering ability and straight-line speed and giving us a listen to its rorty soundtrack.


The development process has seen McLaren work closely with a number of technology partners on bespoke components, including Akebono for the car’s braking system, Pirelli for its high-performance tyres and Mobil 1 for cooling, lubrication and hydraulic fluids.

The successor to the legendary McLaren F1, the P1 will become the second model-line in iconic sports car maker’s expanding range, sitting above the coupe and Spider versions of the 441kW/600Nm MP4-12C.

At its 2012 Paris motor show unveiling last September, McLaren Automotive managing director Antony Sheriff said the company was aiming to make the P1 the “quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit” as well as the “most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made”.

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  • Sacha Kloostra

    Holy cow – leave the camo on that thing!

  • AndyGF

    Welcome back McLaren to the insane side of the automotive world, we missed you…

  • Just saying

    This thing is just dripping with sex. It may not be the fastest supercar in the world but, it’s far better looking than it. I agree Sacha Kloostra. The camo looks good.

  • Bretti13

    But why have the camo after the car has been unveiled ?

    • theillestlife

       the unveiling was just a concept?

  • Mike

    everyone is going for the fastest street car how about the legally loudest..

    • guest

       Don’t worry, the Friday night hoon drivers will win that with ease. You know, the groups that drive backwards and forwards for hours in their loud muscle cars followed by the RX7 that is insanely loud. If not the engines, then the beeping of horns at every traffic light, over, and over, and over. If I had an air-force, I’d call in an air-strike on them!

      Just once it’ll be nice if the P1 isn’t the loudest supercar in existance – perhaps it’ll be quiet like the Toyota GT-Ones and Porsche 911 GT1s were at Le Mans (in comparison with the thundering V8s of the Merc CLRs and Panoz).

      Got to admit, I do love the look of the P1, it’s looking very neat. Now Mr Piech, time to step aside, your Veyron is no longer the king. The real king is back, long live the king!

      It’s been a long time, but it’s good to see McLaren back at the top of the sports car world.