McLaren P1

McLaren P1 information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the successor to the F1. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the P1 car range. We list the top five stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

The McLaren P1 is the top-dog supercar from Woking - and one of the most extreme road cars ever. Available in regular and GTR trims for track-day fun, it is a worthy rival to the Bugatti Veyron and its ilk. For more information on the P1, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

Thankfully, the P1 looks extraordinarily different from the lesser 650S brother with which it shares some of its carbon construction and V8 beating heart. But there is something of the smaller supercar about this heady range-topper: its good manners. Its comfort, refinement and sheer ease-of-driving on the road amazes. The 650S-derived, roll-bar-free, active suspension is partly responsible - and this really is a car that can play Golf GTI in the city and GT3 racer on the track. There’s never been a car so fast, so thrilling, so deliciously rewarding to power and manipulate around a track. There’s never been a car that offers such an astonishing breadth of capabilities. Just as they did with the wonderful F1 road car, the men from McLaren have once again redefined the supercar. 

The one we’d buy

P1

The one we’d avoid like the plague

GTR. Do we really need more?

Rivals to consider

Bugatti Veyron, LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spider

For 

Simply extraordinary in every respect. A landmark achievement

Against

You’ll have to pay nearly £1m for the privilege…

McLaren P1 reviews

McLaren P1 news

McLaren P1 spy shots