McLaren ends P1 production

By CARSIFU | 12 December 2015

LONDON: Production of the Mclaren P1 has come to an end following the rollout of the 375th and final example.

This brings the curtain down on the most technologically advanced and dynamically accomplished supercar McLaren has made.

With the last P1, the Ultimate Series continues in production with the limited-edition P1 GTR. Production of the track-only, 986bhp model is due to complete early in 2016.


The final production example of the P1 is finished in pearlescent orange, achieved through a unique tinting process. The colour echoes the shade of the 64th and final McLaren F1 roadcar, chassis #075, which went on to inspire Volcano Orange, available today across the McLaren Automotive range.

It features subtle styling elements in raw carbon fibre weave, with the finish only visible externally on the splitter, diffuser and the aerodynamic blades along the lower body, while the super-lightweight wheels are finished in silver.

The cabin gets bespoke styling touches from the team at McLaren Special Operations (MSO) including gloss black detailing for the switchgear, instrument bezels and air conditioning vents. The lightweight carbon fibre-shelled racing seats include further MSO craftsmanship, with the final McLaren F1 roadcar again the inspiration for the final design. Upholstered in black and orange Alcantara, the contrasting details are carried across to the stitching on the steering wheel.

From launch, the model was designed with one goal: to be the best drivers’ car on road and track.

Production started in 2013, with all cars sold prior to the first car being delivered, and the first car – finished with Ice Silver paintwork and extensive levels of visual carbon fibre – rolled off the production line during the 50th anniversary celebrations of McLaren in September 2013.

The powertrain comprises a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine with a lightweight, electric motor which, together, produces 903bhp at 7,300rpm, and 900Nm of torque.

Through the seamless integration of the 179PS (176bhp) electric motor, 130Nm of torque is available immediately, providing ‘torque fill’ to offset any turbo lag as a result of the larger turbos fitted to the combustion engine.

The P1 goes from standstill to 100kph in 2.8 seconds, with 200kph reached in 6.8 seconds and 300kph achieved in 16.5 seconds – a full five seconds quicker than the McLaren F1.


Top speed is limited to 350kph. This performance is kept under control through a bespoke braking system, developed for the P1, using materials previously used on the Ariane space programme. Formula 1 technology and expertise ensure optimal performance in every area, providing progressive and predictable braking in the most extreme of conditions, such as high speed track work.