Here are some restricted renders of a likely McLaren P1 Roadster created for us by our friend Wild Speed. We can’t help but dream a little bit of what a topless description of the P1 might look like, particularly after our exceptional recent knowledge with the 12C Spider but more on that soon.
The McLaren P1 Concept was starts at the Paris Motor Show 2012 just a few weeks ago and it takes McLaren back to the supercar scene for the first time while it’s iconic F1.
The P1 Design Study’s caption figure is the 600kg of down force it creates from well below top speed. That’s five times more than the McLaren MP4-12C, while uphold a drag coefficient of just 0.34.
The vigorous rear wing adjusts by up to 300mm on a racetrack, and by up to 120mm on the road. The P1 also uses a DRS system, much like the Formula 1 car to enlarge straight line speed, but as an alternative of a flap, the P1 adjusts the whole back wing.
The engine and presentation figures are yet to be officially released, it has been made attractive clear to us though that McLaren will use a customized version of the 3.8 liter V8 unit found in the MP4-12C. Power ratings could be over 800hp at 9,000rpm from the normal setup and around 960hp with a next-generation Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) boost offering a supplementary 160hp.
This information could make the new McLaren P1 the fastest speed up production car in the world with a run time from zero to 100km/h in less than 2.3 seconds. The top speed will be hypercar-like, but wait small to the Veyron.