A few months ahead of it’s official unveiling, McLaren has released a teaser video of its P1 supercar. For the first time since the concept car was first revealed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, we get to see the P1 in fire-breathing motion.
The P1 will reportedly be powered by an uprated version of the same twin-turbo V8 engine as found in the MP4-12C, with some suggesting maximum power could be as high as 596 kW. The P1 is also set to feature an F1-style KERS function, allowing the driver to release a Jenson Button-style power boost for short bursts.
While the Paris Show concept car said to represent a 97 per cent accurate impression of what the final limited edition car will look like, it would appear that only subtle changes to the front fenders (for cooling purposes) and some small revisions to the rear end are what will differentiate the concept car from the real thing. Good news indeed then!
A closer look at the camouflage on the car in the video will reveal that it is made up of race track circuit maps from around the world. A nice touch.