The McLaren P1 Concept was always going to be special, and when it was unveiled at this year’s Paris Motor Show, it put forth a completely new way of designing supercars by taking it straight to the wind tunnel for development before the designers got their hands on it, the complete opposite of what most manufacturers do.
The result was a body which McLaren claimed 97 percent of would be maintained into the production variant and at a recent private viewing of the car in New York City, a McLaren spokesman revealed what exterior changes would take place before production gets underway.
This car is a production car. This is 97 percent of the car that you will be able to order. The only thing that we will add are some vents to the bumper to get some of the warm air from the radiator coming out from the side.
The other small design change set to take place will be the fitment of a tighter mesh design at the rear of P1, yet one which would still enable people to see through into the inner workings of the car.
Despite this, McLaren has still remained tight-lipped about what will power the car, but the spokesman did reveal that at least three radiators will be situated in the front of the car.