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    McLaren P1 Concept 2012

    McLaren P1

    McLAREN AIMS FOR POLE POSITION IN PARIS

    Sep 18, 2012

    McLaren Automotive will use its first ever international motor show appearance to preview its next generation ultimate supercar – the McLaren P1 – which takes much of its technological and spiritual inspiration from the company’s Racing division. The McLaren P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.

    At the Paris Motor Show, Mondial de l'Automobile 2012, the McLaren P1 is previewed as a design study. Next year a production version, which the company aims to put on sale within 12 months, will be revealed.

    ‘The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage,’ says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. ‘Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with the McLaren P1 is to redefine it once again.’

    ‘Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit,’ says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.’

    When the McLaren P1 goes into production later next year, it will sit above the 12C and 12C Spider, in terms of both price and performance.

    More information will be released following the McLaren Automotive press conference scheduled for 17.45 CEST (16.45 BST), on Thursday 27 September 2012.
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    For all you Gran Turismo players out there, you'll recognize this as the ASL Garaiya, same color and everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrafan427 View Post
    For all you Gran Turismo players out there, you'll recognize this as the ASL Garaiya, same color and everything
    Yeah, that´s it. This Autobacs thing... I knew i saw this shape somewhere else before.

    This is not a beauty.

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    Talk about jumping the shark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrafan427 View Post
    For all you Gran Turismo players out there, you'll recognize this as the ASL Garaiya, same color and everything
    Haha, I just noticed that!

    Not as smooth as the original McLaren F1. At least it doesn't look garish like some Ferraris.

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    The front view looks kinda like a DP....I don't mind the profile or the back....
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    More annoying is the fact that their press conference will be at 17.45 and we will have to drive home the same evening....for the rest I will just keep my opinion for myself until I have seen the car. Fortunately I have never played Gran Turismo.
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    Fine ass, atrocious face.

    Honestly, that front end looks like a mid-nineties kit-car reject.

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    Huge let down. I was expecting it to be a true successor of the F1, not just technically, but also visually. This is certainly not a looker...
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    I never thought the F1 a looker.

    This is over the top, but I am not sure I care, as long as it performs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    I never thought the F1 a looker.

    This is over the top, but I am not sure I care, as long as it performs.
    The original F1 was understated, somewhat like the NSX was.

    Either you knew what it was or you'd think it was a Ferrari. The P1 is definitely more flashy, but not to the extent of a Ferrari.

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    The amazing thing about the F1 is that you can look at it today, and it looks no where near its age. It actually looks just as modern, if not even more modern than a lot of hypercars of today.
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    That's likely because a lot of modern hypercars still ape the styling of the F1. Once it was learned that you didn't need big wings and that slightly blobby egg shape is great for drag, there's really not been a lot of radical new things in that space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    The original F1 was understated, somewhat like the NSX was.

    Either you knew what it was or you'd think it was a Ferrari. The P1 is definitely more flashy, but not to the extent of a Ferrari.
    NSX was one of its development inspiration...McLaren's goal was a usable car with superlative performance...They still seem to be following that philosophy even with the 12C...This though is IMO overstyled...
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    Is Mclaren's design division MO "The most meh looking cars ever?"
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