Spyshots: McLaren P1 Spotted Testing Again
The P1 was revealed as a production-intent concept at the Paris Motor Show this year, but the prototype you see is still heavily disguised to keep the complicated aerodynamics from leaking out before they were supposed to.
This test vehicle doesn’t differ much from the concept, but there are some key changes. At the front, the same intake and integrated headlights are visible. However, near the edges of the front bumper, some changes have been made.
The rear of the car is also nearly identical to the preview concept, but our keen eyed user will surely spot that more conventional stop lights have been added.
As for what’s under the engine cover, McLaren remains tight-pilled, saying only that we should expect more than 1 HP per 3.7 pounds. The MP4-12C’s V8 engine is believed to be retuned to produced somewhere around 800 horsepower in combination with a KERS hybrid system.
The car uses F1 racing technology and that sculpted body produces as much as 1,320 pounds of downforce. The P1’s will use a special wing that lifts up by as much as 30mm on the track and adjusts its angle of attack.
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