Just a couple of days ago, it emerged that twenty carbon fibre McLaren P1s had been commissioned by the British manufacturer with them set to be finished in clear-coated carbon fibre rather than painted. Of those 20 units, eight will be heading to the United States while the rest will be spread around the world. If you’re a current P1 or a prospective P1 owner interested in the carbon fibre finish, then you’re too late as all twenty have been sold out.
Further details about the carbon fibre body package remain unknown but expect to hear an official announcement from McLaren at some point in the near future.
In the meantime, we can drool over the specifications of the McLaren P1 which you’ll remember we drove earlier this year! It utilises a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine tuned to deliver 727 hp and heavily upgraded from the engine of the 650S. Mated to this traditional engine is an electric motor and all up, the hypercar pumps out 903 hp. As a result, it can reach 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and record a low 10-second quarter mile.
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