The McLaren P1, the plugin-hybrid supercar from the British based automaker has nearly sold out according to Autocar magazine. There are only a few examples available at this moment for sale in Europe.
Autocar reports that all examples of the P1 destined for the United States (including Canada), Asia Pacific and the Middle East have now been sold.
Therefore once again we are able to see the effects of the economic crisis in the European continent. However, the British autoamaker will not shift the remaining units to other region to meet demand in order to preserve exclusivity.
Inautonews understand that until now, the average price of a McLaren P1 is above $1.55 million.
Unveiled for the first time as a concept model at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and considered to be a long- awaited McLaren F1 successor, the P1 is a rear- wheel drive, mid-engine design that uses a carbon fibre monocoque.
Power comes from a heavily revised 3.8-litre twin-turbochargedV8 petrol engine from the MP4-12C, here producing 727bhp and 531lb ft of torque. On the same time we have an electric motor that has an output of 176bhp (that;s double the power of a Formula One car’s KERS). Total: 903bhp, with c is 276 more compared to the predecessor, the F1.
The P1 will be strictly limited to 375 units to maintain exclusivity. [view more from 2013 Geneva Motor Show]
by Mircea Serafim
) - Friday, August 30th, 2013 - filed under McLaren
. Image credit: .
Discuss: McLaren P1 already sold out