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by Tim Beissmann

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”.

Read more about the McLaren P1.