McLaren P1 testing in Arctic Circle

The soon-to-be-released McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar has been filmed undergoing extreme durability and development testing in the Arctic Circle.
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Only a few months out from delivering the first of the 375 cars to be produced – each one worth circa $2 million – the McLaren P1 is winding down its final testing, which apparently involves being driven sideways on a frozen lake in northern Sweden.

McLaren P1™ Winter Testing in Arjeplog Sweden 2013

The British supercar manufacturer says the extensive work is being carried out to ensure the P1 delivers on its target of being "the best driver’s car in the world on road and track".

“The car was put through its paces and tested to the extremes, in some of the most hostile and toughest conditions on the planet,” McLaren said in a statement.

The McLaren P1 was revealed at the 2013 Geneva motor show in March. The all-new model is powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 petrol engine and an electric motor for a total output of 673kW and 900Nm – enough shove to see three figures come up in less than three seconds, 200km/h in under seven and 300km/h in 17 seconds.


McLaren has also confirmed that it will unleash the P1 at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK in July as part of its continuing 50th anniversary celebrations.

Last month the McLaren P1 helped launch the brand’s new Manama showroom at the Bahrain World Trade Centre with a series of photos taken at the Bahrain International Circuit.

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