It’s surprising how ‘normal’ a supercar can look when taken away from the bright lights of a purpose-built Motor Show stand, however in these two pictures, scooped by Chris Bloxsome, we see McLaren’s P1 supercar looking no bigger than it needs to be.
Just in case you haven’t yet fallen in love with McLaren’s 12C Spider, the following new gallery might just push you over the edge. The colour is Supernova Silver and it joins Azure Blue, Volcano Yellow and Volcano Red, which the Spider has thus far been shown in.
McLaren’s newest production model, the convertible version of the car formerly known as MP4-12C, made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August. Since then it’s been awarded ‘Best Exotic’ by the editors of duPont REGISTRY and spawned a limited 12-car run Neiman Marcus Edition.
The McLaren P1, revealed this evening, is set to become a yardstick by which all other hypercars are compared against – much in the same way as its predecessor, the F1, did in 1992.
Given how comprehensive this latest set of pictures is, it’s hard to believe they are ‘leaked’ rather than deliberately ‘seeded’, but either way they now reveal the a huge electro-mechanical rear wing which provides downforce at high speeds, but perhaps also acts as an air brake – as it did in the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren.
McLaren showed its 12C Spider for the first time in public at this weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and this morning confirmed its price in the UK.
The familiar adage, ‘The customer is always right’, can sometimes prove horribly untrue. Well all I can say is that it must have been a ‘very’ important customer who requested this car, otherwise surely this is one step too far the fledgling McLaren Automotive.
Ferrari are in the midst of launching the new F12berlinetta this week, stretching the legs of its newest prancing horse in the hills above Maranello where the car was originally developed.
When Simraceway announced their landmark agreement with McLaren earlier this month, we decided to delve a little deeper behind the story before sharing our thoughts.
The last time he started with a blank sheet of paper, Gordon Murray created the McLaren F1, so you might be expecting (or hoping) that the phrase ‘Gordon Murray designed sportscar’ would preface a clever new challenger to Ferrari’s 458 Italia. Unfortunately not, but don’t lose hope just yet, for this new Teewave AR.1 sportscar is certainly designed to be fun.
Group Lotus has announced this morning the appointment of Gordon Murray to the Lotus Advisory Council. Murray will work alongside other automotive industry luminaries including Bob Lutz, Tom Purves, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Göschel and Frank Tuch to advise Group Lotus on current and future development activities.
Comedian Rowan Atkinson was involved in an accident whilst driving his McLaren F1 supercar yesterday evening, colliding with a road traffic sign on the A605 at Haddon, near Peterborough.