At a private reveal of the new McLaren P1 Supercar in New York, McLaren has confirmed that 97 per cent of the P1’s styling will remain.
The McLaren P1 – successor in all but name to the McLaren F1 – had a reveal back in September as a ‘Concept’, but now it’s clear that the concept is almost exactly what the P1 will look like when it does arrive in production form in 2013.
McLaren has said that 97 per cent of the styling of the P1 Concept is exactly as the production version will look, with the only changes being some vents in the bumper to let hot air out and a tighter mesh on the grill at the back.
The fac t that the P1 will stay faithful to the concept’s design already seemed evident after we had spy photos of the P1 visiting a McLaren supplier in Norfolk recently (and spy video of the P1 too), where we struggled to find anything different from the concept cars. Now we know why.
What we still don’t know is what exactly will power the P1, although it seems certain it will be a more powerful version of the 3.8 litre in the 12C with as much as 800bhp and up to a further 200bhp from a KERS type boost.
No doubt we will get more trickles of information as we head towards a reveal of the production version of the McLaren P1 in 2013.