The McLaren P1 will be on the streets soon, though with only 375 available (and almost all of them sold out), odds of seeing one are pretty slim. Especially if you live in the American Southwest, where people are few and far between to begin with—let alone those with enough money to drop a million dollars on a McLaren supercar.
So odds are good that you'll never see another nice set of pictures like these of the McLaren P1 in the John Ford-esque deserts of Arizona, Nevada and California. Be glad McLaren not only does hot-weather testing on their 900 horsepower supercars, but that they also brought along a camera man.
Unless you live in Europe, in which case, you're in luck.
So you finally did it. You sold your old house and moved into a smaller one, cashed in your 401(k), sold your soul for a high-paying thankless Wall Street job, and killed a few homeless people and sold their organs to the Chinese mob, all so you could pull together the $1.3 million or so you needed to buy a McLaren P1. And then...you find out it's sold out.
50 years of their best and fastest, all in one place.
McLaren's celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and to celebrate half a century of racing heritage and extremely fast road cars, they're taking to Great Britain's annual, hilariously-named celebration of high-speed motoring: the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
When you think of hybrid and electric cars, you think of boring and awkward design matched with some not-so-exciting performance figures. The first cars that come to mind are the cheese-wedge shaped Toyota Prius and the eye-sore that is known as the Nissan Leaf. However, it seems like some supercar manufactures are jumping in on the electric and hybrid market with their own creations. Now while these cars may not be considered an 'everyday' option, they are still tapping into fuel-efficient technologies to prove that going green isn't always dull and boring.
Many of the supercars listed here are being created for one of two reasons. First, they letting supercar manufacturers put their technologies on display and allow them to study what is possible when the world inevitably heads down the electrified and hybridized future. The other reason is reducing the overall fuel-economy of their full model lineup to help them save money on heavy government fines for producing "standard" gasoline-powered cars that don't meet CO2 emissions or fuel-economy standards.
Each one of the supercars listed here is either in development and will be on sale in the near future, or on sale now. (But you probably can't afford them, sadly.)
What would you do if you were given a well-frozen lake covered in a couple inches of snow and a 903 horsepower supercar? Well, if you're like us, you'd probably hoon the hell out of it. And it seems the good folks at McLaren are like us, based on this video.