The £800k Monster McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage.  Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with the McLaren P1 is to redefine it once again.” Ron Dennis, Executive Chairman McLaren Automotive

 

Current estimates put the final price of this hypercar car somewhere in the range of £800,000. Yes, you read that right.

This amazing new automotive creation from the deepest depths of McLaren automotive is currently a concept but the plan is to put this into production soon.

McLaren claims that the car will reach speeds of 239 MPH which is ridiculously fast. But performance isn’t the only incredible thing about this car. The P1 has a single cell chassis constructed entirely of carbon fibre, which is incredibly strong, safe and lightweight.

You are probably familiar with the door frame assembly that is found in the MP4-12C, which will used in this car as well.

Considering all these components and the speeds that the P1 will achieve, it weighs a little under 1300 kilograms, which is seriously impressive. Given that the car would be able to reach speeds upwards of 230 miles per hour, you won’t be surprised to find some very innovative aerodynamics to keep the car stuck to the floor. A huge part of the design is the way the P1 generates huge amounts of downforce, thanks to the inclusion of a diffuser at the rear end of the car. Complementing this diffuser are the side skirts that have a flattened bottom which, combined with the rear defuser produce the necessary down force to keep this beast stuck to the ground.

(Video: Jason Barlow talking about the McLaren P1)

The car has pinched a few more ideas from its Formula 1 cousins, the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology that is an integral part of all current Formula 1 cars. The KERS system does the job of storing kinetic energy when the brakes are applied so that it can be used later, mostly for acceleration. KERS is cutting edge technology and it’s fantastic to see such things being integrated into the McLaren P1.

With the P1 producing 800 bhp from its 3.8 litre V8 power plant, it should achieve 0-62mph in just 3 seconds. This could be even faster with the KERS engaged which is estimated to add another 160BHP to the already incredible 800BHP.

(Video: The McLaren P1 Concept On The Road)

If all this sounds exciting and you have that kind of money to splurge on a car, then you only need to wait till next year to get behind the wheels of the P1.  Rumour has it that you have to be an existing MP4-12C customer to even get a look in… But then, that could just be a rumour!

All we know is that this is an absolutely stunning machine and it’s just great that the initial concept has been designed in ‘Scaleogy Colours’!

 

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Love Monaco? Now You Can Take It Everywhere You Go: For $1 Billion!

Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.

The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.

A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.

Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.

Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.

Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.

The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.

Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.

The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.

“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.

“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.

“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”

The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.

A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.

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Source: www.news.com.au

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