Will the McLaren P1 ultimately be given a chance at becoming the world’s fastest production car? While McLaren remains noncommittal toward the subject, it is topic that has revved up folks in the know about the pedigree of this car, reports UK-based Metro.
After all, it is the “spiritual successor” to the McLaren F1, a past holder of that distinction, which accomplished the feat in 1998, achieving it then at 243 mph. So, it is a possibility that McLaren is ruminating over going for it. A Volkswagen, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, is the current holder of the world’s faster production car at 258 mph.
McLaren will produce 375 of the P1 models at£866,000 (approx. $1.315 million) each.
McLaren’s goal was to create the best driver’s car in the world, whether on road or track. Chief design engineer Dan Parry-Williams says: "The P1 celebrates aerodynamics, great packaging and light weight, and is all about innovative technology. At the very beginning, we sought to develop a car that you could drive to a circuit, then press a button and race it."