Seeing a McLaren P1 casually parked on the side of the street is something of a rare occurrence, even on the streets on London where the average 650S or Ferrari 458 are common sights. Late on in 2015 the internet went wild over a chrome polished McLaren that had not been wrapped but left the factory with the unique finish. The car was seen for a few hours and then seemingly disappeared. Last week the car was back out, as the video shows, the lucky owner was seen causing around Mayfair in racemode meaning the menacing wing was on full display!
The P1 is a representation of the future. Under the carbon fiber hood is a twin powerplant generating an astronomical combined output of 903 bhp. It gets a very efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine and a lightweight electric motor. The remarkable acceleration, delivered as a result of the instant torque offered by the electric motors and the optimized turbos, results in the hand-built car reaching 100 km/h in a stunning 2.8 seconds, 200 km/h in a scarcely believable 6.8 seconds, and 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 16.5 seconds. This is a staggering 5.5 seconds faster than the legend that is the McLaren F1. Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h.