Since its unveiling at last year’s Paris Auto Show, McLaren’s new hypercar, the P1, has generated quite a lot of interest. If that’s natural with any such car, in the case of the P1 it has been amplified by a.) the fact that the company is keeping its cards very close to its chest concerning a lot of the details and b.) that it will be launched in the same year as its direct rivals, i.e. the Ferrari “F150” and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Now the Woking outfit has issued a press release informing us that the development of the P1 continues “ahead of its next global appearance”. Well, that will probably be Geneva in March then.
Still, McLaren informs us that its team of engineers and racing drivers are testing a fleet of “XP” P1s around the globe and cooperating closely with suppliers like Pirelli (tires), Akebono (brakes) and Mobil 1 (lubrication) to achieve their goals of producing the best supercar for road and track.