It’s slated to go under the hammer in January, and we have a gut feeling that someone will put their money where their mouth is and buy this Macca for more than the estimate given by Bonhams’ experts. If that’s not enough greenback to make your eyes water, don’t forget that all hammer prices at car auctions are subjected to a buyer’s premium.
In this case, we’re talking about 10 percent of the final bid, which comes close to $200,000. But let’s not pity the lucky guy who’ll get to own this magnificent machine, because all that mountain of green dollar bills is money well spent.
Case in point: the ICE-electric motor combo delivers a face-bending 903 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of rear-wheel drive savagery. It may not boast a top speed as high as the 221 mph (355 km/h) of grandaddy F1, but the P1 is a different animal, one that’s made to carve mesmerizingly fast corners with the precision of a scalpel in a doctor’s hand. Mind you, a top end of 217 mph (349 km/h) and a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint of 2.8 seconds isn’t exactly shabby for the successor of the iconic McLaren F1.
But these are just numbers. And hypercars aren’t only about numbers. What makes the P1 tickle this editor’s funny bone is the sinister presence this hypercar has on the road. It’s extremely hard to point the finger on what makes it so special in the eyes of a gearhead, but the je-ne-sais-quoi is there, alright, and it’s there by the bucketload. Being that all 375 units of the P1 were allocated immediately after the hypercar was launched, we have to highlight that the person who will seize this opportunity will not regret the purchase.