McLaren’s Paris concept a high-tech supercar

McLaren pulls the wraps off its P1 concept at the Paris Motor Show next week.

(Credit: McLaren)

At next week’s Paris Motor Show, McLaren Automotive will show off the P1 concept, a car that will do little to increase McLaren’s model range. The P1 concept heralds a new production car to be launched next year.

Just like its only current model, the MP4-12C, which comes in hard-top and convertible formats, the P1 is a two-seat low slung hyper sport car. Those in the market for a sedan or SUV must continue to look elsewhere.

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McLaren released no details about the new concept, and merely said it will slot in above the MP4-12C in the company’s limited model line-up.

However, expect the P1 concept to use many of the construction techniques that McLaren employed on the MP4-12C, such as an aluminum tub and suspension pieces clad in carbon fiber panels. Engines for the MP4-12C come from Ricardo, a… [Read more]

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