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McLaren Reveals P1 Supercar (F1 Successor) Ahead of Paris Motor Show Debut

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At one time or another, if you are a true automotive enthusiast, you probably had dreams of the McLaren F1. Now that the McLaren F1 is a couple decades old, but wearing its age well, it is time that we get a new ‘ultimate supercar’ from the folks at McLaren. Here they usher in the McLaren P1 design study, the F1 successor.

Today McLaren released three new images of its new P1 supercar ahead of the Paris Motor Show where it will officially debut next week.

It is obvious from the newly released images, that the McLaren P1 gets its design asthetics from the current MP4-12C, which isn’t a bad thing at all. The snubbed nose and drastically sculpted rear bodywork takes an aggressive approach to its over-all styling. The aim of the new P1 says McLaren, “…is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit.”

When P1 goes into production later next year, it will sit above the 12C and 12C Spider, in terms of both price and performance.

McLaren P1 Supercar Press Release

McLaren releases three images of its new supercar, the P1 

McLaren Automotive will use its first ever international motor show appearance to preview its next generation ultimate supercar – the P1 – which takes much of its technological and spiritual inspiration from the company’s Racing division. P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track.

At the Paris Motor Show, Mondial de l’Automobile 2012, P1 is previewed as a design study. Next year a production version, which the company aims to put on sale within 12 months, will be revealed.

‘P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage,’ says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. ‘Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with P1 is to redefine it once again.’

‘Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit’, says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. It will be the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.’

When P1 goes into production later next year, it will sit above the 12C and 12C Spider, in terms of both price and performance.

More information will be released following the McLaren Automotive press conference scheduled for 17.45 CEST (16.45 BST), on Thursday 27 September 2012.

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