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Old 2nd December 2012, 19:34   #16
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McLaren has just revealed their new supercar concept via Facebook, its called the P1. No technical specifications has been revealed.

Its a new concept supercar, not a Special Project 12C.

I am guessing, the F1 successor!






P1 shares it's platform,chassis and interior finishes with the MP4-12C.


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The P1 being lifted in the air!

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Only 500 will be made and will cost $1,200,000 each!

After importing to India, will probably cost: Rs. 17,47,29,960.

Any T-BHPian interested? :P
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Only 500 will be made and will cost $1,200,000 each!

After importing to India, will probably cost: Rs. 17,47,29,960.

Any T-BHPian interested? :P
I'd say all of us.
Getting that much liquid, another matter.
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I'd say all of us.
Getting that much liquid, another matter.
True.

A more apt question would be, any T-BHPian who can afford it?

Also, some details from a private event:

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The chassis utilizes a carbon-fiber passenger tub shared with the MP4-12C, with aluminum structures front and rear for crash protection (carbon fiber is lighter, but it doesn't crush and absorb energy as well). All body panels are carbon-fiber and nearly all exposed metal (including the mesh vents) is made of titanium alloy. The target curb weight is 1,300 kilograms, or less than 2,900 pounds.
Based on a recorded engine soundtrack played at the event, and noting a pair of intakes each likely feeding a turbocharger (we spotted genuine gold foil in the engine bay to help to ward off heat), it is assumed that the P1 will be fitted with a high-output version of the MP4-12C's twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 making about 800 horsepower. A KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), similar to what is used in Formula One, will provide a strong boost of even more horsepower for short periods. While McLaren has avoided all-wheel drive, don't rule out some sort of electric propulsion on the front axle.
McLaren doesn't have the Porsche 918 Spyder in its crosshairs – it's too heavy and slow. Instead, it is aiming its sights directly at the upcoming Ferrari F150 (the successor to the Enzo). That said, the British automaker expects its P1 to be the world's quickest production vehicle around Nürburgring.
Looks like atleast the gold foil will stick from the original F1.

Wow, the Enzo in February and the P1 in March, what a way to start the year!
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Old 22nd January 2013, 05:59   #21
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Surprisingly, no pics until now with the door open!
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Here's a nice promo-video of the new P1.


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Button ariving at the MTC in the P1

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The McLaren P1 hypercar will feature a digital instrument cluster and a focused 'Race' mode
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McL P1's interior revealed!

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Default Official : McLaren P1 has 903 bhp & its a plug-in hybrid!

Yes, You read that right! its, Nine Hundred and Three BHP. (Love you McLaren)

The petrol engine develops 727bhp at 7,500rpm and 530lb ft of torque from 4,000rpm.

The electric motor that sits underneath has been developed by McLaren's ‘Electronics' division, and it adds another 176bhp.

In addition, there's something called an "Instant Power Assist System" (IPAS) that offers up the electric motor's 176bhp instantly as a ‘boost' function, which McLaren reckons "provides a sharper throttle response more associated with a normally aspirated engine". This motor also acts to help gearshifts on the seven-speed dual-clutch box: it applies "instant negative torque at the point of shift", which apparently drops the engine revs quickly to the required engine speed.

As expected from a hybrid, you can run on the 3.8-litre V8, the electric motor, or both. Run just the electric motor and you'll achieve a gold star for emissions (zero), and will be able to travel just over six miles (10km) before the 96kg battery pack - mounted onto the underbody of the carbon fibre chassis just behind the passenger cell, and thus better for weight distribution - is drained. And this being McLaren, even the battery gets complex cooling systems: the coolant flow is balanced so that each individual cell in the entire pack is cooled to the exact same temperature.

You can recharge the battery from a plug socket in just two hours, once empty, the twin-turbo V8 immediately fires into life.

Remember when Formula One first introduced the Drag Reduction System a couple of years ago, and you all sat there at home thinking, ‘I need one of those in my life'? Well, the P1 gets DRS through a moveable flap on that lovely rear wing, reducing drag by 23 per cent. What this basically means is a higher top speed.
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McLaren P1 production version officially revealed in a gorgeous yellow skin!

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Adding to the above;

The P1 is set to go on sale later this year with a price tag, in the UK, of £866 000

Exclusivity is guaranteed, with just 375 units set to be built.

PS - The digital tachometer is going to be difficult to read/follow in the manual mode.

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McLaren Automotive announces performance figures for the McLaren P1

- Instant Power Assist System (IPAS) provides astonishing acceleration: Zero to 100km/h (62 mph) will take less than 3 seconds, zero to 200 km/h (124 mph) in under 7 seconds, 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) in less than 17 seconds (more than 35% or 11 seconds faster than the legendary McLaren F1).

- Top speed electronically limited to 350 km/h (218 mph)

- The production number has been limited to 375 units

- Base price in the US is $1,150,000

- Fully equipped as standard for road and track use

- The McLaren P1 has translated to production form with very little changed from the prototype shown at the Paris Auto Show. In fact just one change-the addition of LTR ducts ahead of each of the front wheels to further aid cooling and optimise downforce.

- The options list is limited to only bespoke content that a customer might wish to add through McLaren Special Operations, and fitted luggage.

- The tires fitted to the McLaren P1 are specially developed P Zero Corsas, which have been developed with McLaren's technology partner, Pirelli. The team at Pirelli has been involved throughout the entire development program, and this has seen the tire testing phase integrated into the schedule, as a key performance component. The final compound and construction has been developed and optimised during testing, and the end result is a tire that is finely tuned specifically to the performance and handling characteristics.

- To rein in the power produced by the twin powerplants, the McLaren P1 is designed to offer braking performance more associated with a GT3 or sports racing car. Developed by McLaren's Formula 1 partner Akebono, the system features a new type of carbon ceramic disc, which has previously seen service in space, but never before used on a road car. Stronger than conventional carbon ceramic, the material dissipates heat more effectively, giving the highly efficient braking system exceptional stopping and cooling capability. The system also boasts significantly reduced weight, and a bespoke ceramic layer coats both friction surfaces to give an attractive mirrored finish.

- The car can also be driven solely in electric mode. In city driving, with an average speed of 30 mph, this could mean up to a 20km range. More than enough for an owner to enter, for example, a city center Zero Emissions Zone, have dinner and return home.

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The McLaren P1™ - Designed to be the best driver's car in the world

Aero-led design produces more downforce than any other production road car
916PS (903 hp) generated by 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine coupled to an electric motor gives tremendous power and instant throttle response with an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph)
Active ride height, and aerodynamics work with large adjustable rear wing to give ground effect suction and optimised downforce
IPAS (Instant Power Assist System) and DRS (Drag Reduction System) offer instant boost of power and straight-line speed
The MonoCage is one of the lightest carbon fibre full-body structures used in any road car to date, weighing 90kg. This weight includes the roof and lower structures, roof snorkel, engine air intake cavity, battery and power electronics housing
MonoCage chassis includes fibres more than five times the strength of the best grade titanium, and includes the use of Kevlar
0 to 300 km/h in less than 17 seconds – five seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1
To maintain exclusivity, production will be strictly limited to 375 units.

The astonishing new McLaren P1™, which debuts in production form at the Geneva Motor Show, has a clear goal – to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track. To achieve this objective, McLaren is using all of its 50 years of racing experience and success, especially in the fields of aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fibre technology.

The result is a car that has an unprecedented amount of downforce for a road vehicle: similar levels to a GT3 racing car and yet with even greater ground effect. This downforce not only boosts cornering and braking performance. It also helps balance, stability and driveability at all speeds.

‘McLaren introduced the carbon fibre chassis to the world of Formula 1 in 1981 with the MP4/1, and we had the first carbon-bodied road car,’ says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. ‘We have always been at the cutting edge of vehicle aerodynamics, and all of this experience has gone into the new McLaren P1™. Twenty years ago, with the McLaren F1, we raised the supercar performance bar. With the McLaren P1™, we have redefined it once more.’

The best driver’s car in the world must also have exceptional straight-line performance and instant throttle response. To deliver this, the McLaren P1™ uses an innovative IPAS petrol-electric powertrain comprising a substantially revised 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, coupled to a single electric motor, collectively known as M838TQ. Combined power output is 916 PS (903 hp). As important as absolute power is the electric motor’s ability to provide instant torque, making the powertrain superbly responsive. It is also amazingly efficient. Carbon dioxide emissions are less than 200g/km, and it can cover more than 10 km in electric-only mode.

Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph), with the 0-100 km/h standing start acceleration taking less than three seconds .The McLaren P1™ will power from rest to 200 km/h in less than seven seconds, and on to 300 km/h in less than 17 seconds – a full five seconds quicker than the McLaren F1.

‘We believe the McLaren P1™ is the most exciting, capable, technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made,’ says McLaren P1™ programme director, Paul Mackenzie. ‘It may not be the fastest car in the world in absolute top speed, but that was never our goal. Rather, we believe it is the fastest ever production car on a racing circuit, a much more important technical statement, and far more relevant for on-road driving. It is a true test of a supercar’s all-round ability. Plus many owners will use the car on the circuit, at special track and test days.

The astonishing technology developed for the McLaren P1™ includes active aerodynamics and adjustable suspension – both now banned in Formula 1, due to being seen to give a performance advantage. Airflow is optimised around the body through the use of an active wing and underbody devices. The adjustable rear wing can extend from the bodywork by 120mm on road, up to 300mm on the race track, maximising the levels of downforce. The wing is directly inspired by Formula 1 design, with the intersection of the double element rear wing and design of the endplates being the same as that on the 2008 championship winning MP4-23.

In addition, the McLaren P1™ also features adjustable ride height as part of the new hydro-pneumatic suspension. The revolutionary RaceActive Chassis Control (RCC) can lower the car by 50mm in Race mode, to produce ground effect aerodynamics. It also features adaptive spring rates, roll control, pitch control and damping, all providing a huge range of adjustment, making the McLaren P1™ perfect for either road or track. In Race mode, the spring rates stiffen by 300 per cent, allowing the McLaren P1™ to corner at more than 2g.

Formula 1-inspired technology permeates the McLaren P1™. The revolutionary new carbon fibre MonoCage monocoque forms a complete structure incorporating the vehicle’s roof and its distinctive snorkel air intake - a styling feature inspired by the McLaren F1 road car.

McLaren is an acknowledged world leader in carbon technology. The material offers lightness, strength and rigidity – improving performance, safety, handling, agility, durability, efficiency and ride comfort. The body panels of the McLaren P1™ are also made from lightweight yet strong carbon composite, with their complex shapes tuned for optimal aerodynamics.

The McLaren P1™ was designed from the outset to prioritise aerodynamic performance – just like a Formula 1 car. As with a Formula 1 car, wind tunnel testing and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) aerodynamic modelling were used to optimise the aerodynamic flow, both to provide incredible levels of downforce and to cool the powertrain. The result is 600kg of downforce at well below maximum speed (257 km/h / 161 mph) in Race mode, which is considerably higher than most other high performance supercars, and more in line with the levels of downforce generated by a GT3 racing car. This downforce improves the car’s cornering ability, especially in high speed corners. Balance, agility and controllability are all outstanding.

Other areas of Formula 1 technology evident on the McLaren P1™ include the revolutionary layered carbon ceramic brakes, developed for the road by McLaren’s Formula 1 partners Akebono. The highly efficient IPAS (Instant Power Assist System) is a development of KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) used on Formula 1 cars, while DRS (Drag Reduction System) is also used on the McLaren P1™, giving extra power and straight-line speed both at the touch of a button. Brake Steer – an outlawed Formula 1 technology – is also used on the McLaren P1™. It improves cornering behaviour and cornering speed.

‘The carryover Formula 1 technology on the McLaren P1™ is palpable,’ notes Dick Glover, Research Director. ‘From the aero work, to the carbon fibre MonoCage monocoque and body, to the active suspension [now banned in Formula 1] to the Brake Steer [now banned in Formula 1], to the turbocharging [which comes back into Formula 1 in 2014], to many other engine examples including the low crankshaft and dry sump lubrication.’

The IPAS petrol-electric powertrain also ties in with upcoming Formula 1 regulations. From next year (2014), Formula 1 cars will have hybrid power, including an electric mode for the pit lane.

The McLaren P1™ name is also inspired by Formula 1. P1 refers to ‘first place’ or ‘position one’ – particularly fitting as McLaren has 182 Grand Prix victories and 155 pole positions to-date, in its 47-year Formula 1 history. There is also heritage in that name: the McLaren F1 was initially known internally within McLaren as Project 1, or P1.

Despite the huge performance, the McLaren P1™ is also a refined and comfortable high-speed supercar. ‘It is designed to be driven to the racing circuit, with great levels of comfort and refinement,’ says McLaren P1™ programme director, Paul Mackenzie. ‘And then to be used on the racing circuit, where it will offer an experience matched only by purpose-built race cars.’

Adds Chief Design Engineer Dan Parry-Williams: ‘It’s fast on the racetrack but still fast, comfortable and refined on the road.

‘The brief was to make a refined, fuel efficient car that is faster than anything else on the racetrack but that is also as fast as anything you could use on the road while not compromising ride or comfort.’

The ownership experience with the McLaren P1™ will be as special as the car itself, Greg Levine, McLaren Automotive Sales and Marketing Director explains: “Owners will become part of the McLaren family, if they aren’t already. To maintain exclusivity, we have closely monitored demand, and announced a production number of just 375 units – a figure that will ensure the McLaren P1™ will remain a rarity and, if spotted on the road, an unforgettable sight.”
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