The 2017 McLaren P1 is a stunning piece of automotive design. You won’t find any needless ornaments or frivolous styling features on it. As if it was part of an aircraft or a Formula 1car. And open-mesh rear styling to put the mechanicals on view and help cooling. Plus there’s the most aggressive rear diffuser ever seen on a road car. The best-looking cars are the ones with real substance as well as style.
2017 McLaren P1 Engine
The 2017 McLaren P1 with twin-turbo V8 engine is derived from the one fitted to the 12C, but with numerous and significant differences. A unique block casting is used to incorporate the IPAS electric motor, and the use of new larger high-pressure turbochargers. The V8 produces an already astonishing 737PS, but it has been designed to work in conjunction with the electric motor. Which gives seamless performance and takes the powertrain’s combined output to a dizzying 916PS.
The engine bay features gold plated heat shielding while the catalytic converter pipes and exhaust headers. Furthermore, the charge coolers were produced with even more efficient cores to maintain power at higher run temperatures. The wheels and tires are unique to the P1 LM, but the Race Active Chassis Control.
2017 McLaren P1 Design
Good wasn’t good enough for the 2017 McLaren P1. Despite their low-mass construction, they are supremely strong, yet comfortable for longer journeys. The seats are mounted on lightweight brackets and their backs are fixed at an optimum 28-degree angle. Carbon fibre doesn’t just save weight, it can also be beautiful – a point proved by the immaculately trimmed interior. The carbon and Alcantara steering wheel has been ergonomically designed. With buttons for the DRS and IPAS systems positioned within easy reach. Instrumentation is displayed on three TFT screens with four switchable modes. The engineering priority was always unmatched aerodynamic performance.