McLaren P1 previewed before Paris world debut

McLaren Automotive has released the first preview of its next supercar – the P1. A successor of the McLaren F1 the, P1 will make its world prototype debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show next week.

“P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track,” McLaren said in a statement.

“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.”

Word on the street is that the McLaren P1 will be powered by a twin-turbo V8 making north of 800-hp.

The McLaren P1 goes into production later next year.

– By: Omar Rana