That’s right, bitches—we got to see the McLaren P1 concept firsthand today, and you didn’t. Unless you were one of the very wealthy gentlemen who also attended the private event to check out the car and see if they’re interested in adding it to their multimillion-dollar automotive portfolios.
McLaren’s public relations officers asked us not to reveal certain details about the car announced during the presentation, such as the fact that powertrain details will be revealed in [REDACTED], total horsepower will be significantly more than [REDACTED], or that the first installment of the deposit on a P1 is [REDACTED, BUT YOU COULD BUY A NICE HOUSE FOR THAT MUCH]. We can tell, you, however, that the McLaren P1 will offer full carbon fiber brake discs, and has a Drag Reduction System like an F1 car that, with the push of a switch, reduces the spoiler’s downforce to allow for easier overtaking. There P1 produces about 1,300 pounds of down force at high speed (roughly 125 mph), so that’s no small advantage.
McLaren says the goal for the car is not to set a new top speed record, but rather, to set lap records at tracks all around the world—while maintaining the car’s ability to be used daily. Expect more details at the [REDACTED].