Very first buyer McLaren P1 is for sale

McLaren’s P1 plug-in hybrid hypercar launched the automaker’s variety-topping Top Collection when it started generation in 2013, and now the 1st purchaser motor vehicle is scheduled to be auctioned on the web by Silverstone Auctions on May perhaps 22.

As a refresher on recent hypercar heritage, the P1 is run by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 with electrical assist, for a mixed output of 903 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. McLaren quoted -62 mph acceleration in 2.8 seconds, -124 mph in 6.8 seconds, and -186 mph in 16.5 seconds when new. Best speed was billed as 217 mph.

The P1 appeared around the very same time as the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid and Ferrari LaFerrari delicate-hybrid, introducing electrification to modern day effectiveness cars and trucks in a large way. Only the McLaren and Porsche have plugs, which means they can be billed with no working with the motor and pushed quick distances only on electric ability. EPA scores peg the McLaren’s electric range at 19 miles, in comparison to 12 miles for the 918 Spyder.

McLaren later on introduced a P1 GTR keep track of motor vehicle (some of which were converted for road use). The very last common P1 was completed in December 2015, with the last GTR soon just after that. Just 375 cars were designed in full.


First customer McLaren P1 (Photo by Silverstone Auctions)

Initial customer McLaren P1 (Photo by Silverstone Auctions)

Concluded in Volcano Yellow with black leather upholstery and an Alcantara dashboard, this car is the to start with of individuals 375 P1s delivered to a buyer, according to the seller. A individual letter from then-McLaren designer Frank Stephenson to the initially owner is supplied as affirmation of that.

The car has covered 3,666 miles in the fingers of two U.K. homeowners, the two from the exact household, according to the vendor. Its past service was at a U.K. McLaren dealership in September 2020, and prior to that a unique seller changed the lithium-ion battery pack in 2018, per the vendor.

Silverstone Auctions lists pre-auction estimates ranging from £885,000 to £985,000, equal to between $1.2 million and $1.3 million at recent exchange fees. For context, the P1 had an approximated value of $1.1 million when new, and sold out virtually immediately, so this estimate appears conservative.

McLaren is reportedly planning a P1 successor, but it isn’t envisioned to start deliveries right until 2025. The automaker just isn’t envisioned to start an additional Top Sequence design right until then, getting a short while ago launched the Senna (like GTR and LM variants), Speedtail, and Elva styles in that series.