McLaren P1 on track

24 Jan, 2013 3:14pm Richard Ingram

McLaren has been track testing its new P1 supercar ahead of its production launch at Geneva

McLaren has announced that the production version of its P1 supercar will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and has released this exhilarating video to mark the occasion.

First seen at the Paris Motor Show in last year, the P1 wowed crowds with its sleek body, huge rear wing and striking orange paintwork. But the real news was under the bonnet - with 600kg of downforce and power expected to top 700bhp - the McLaren P1 should get Bugatti Veyron-rivalling acceleration.

It’ll take fight to the forthcoming Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari Enzo replacement when it arrives later this year - with a price-tag north of £700,000.

The film shows a disguised P1 undergoing rigorous track testing to ensure it is as exciting to drive, as it is to look at. So sit back and watch the video, checking back on 5 March when we’ll have all the details of the production car, direct from Geneva.

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Bugatti veyron rivalling 'acceleration'... but the Lamborghini Aventador can do that at a fraction of the price. If the P1 can't match Bugatti for top-speed then it's not worth the £700k price tag - sorry, but thats my honest opinion.

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