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The first unit of the McLaren P1 to be delivered in Dubai to its customer will arrive in the UAE sometimes this week.

The McLaren P1 is enjoying a huge popularity in the Middle East and it seems that the first unit of the model will arrive in Dubai later on this week. The hybrid supercar in question arriving in the UAE has nothing in common with the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show, which is taking place as we speak, but it will actually become the first customer ordered vehicle to be delivered locally. This will only be the first out of 40 to arrive in the Middle East.

“By the end of this year 15 P1s will be in the region but when the run is finished about 40 will be here. We produce about 1,300 to 1,400 12Cs every year, of which we deliver about 140 here. So it’s about 10 per cent for both cars”, said Ian Gorsuch, the McLaren regional director.

The McLaren P1 has been officially unveiled back in March, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The model is taking its power from a 3.8L twin Turbo V8 unit, backed up by an electric motor, producing a total output of 916 HP (674 kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint is made in just over 3 seconds and top speed stands at 350 km/h (217 mph). The P1 is rivaling the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder.