The McLaren P1 is starting its high speed tests at the Nardo testing facility but the company’s test driver isn’t so sure about the supercar being able to pass the 400 km/h barrier.
After it was officially presented to the public for the first time in a world premiere during the 2012 Paris Motor Show last month, the McLaren P1 is entering our news once again. According to the Dutch journalist Werner Budding, who has spoken with the McLaren test driver Chris Goodwin, the British supercar might not be the world’s fastest car just yet.
“Discussed the P1 with McLaren test driver Chris Goodwin. He tests the P1 tomorrow at Nardo. I asked him ‘Will it reach 400km/h?’ He looked thoughtful”, said Werner Budding on his Twitter account.
The McLaren P1 is the official successor of the iconic F1 and the supercar will be placed above the MP4-12C and the 12C Spyder in terms of both performance and price, but even so, the model will get the same engine as its brothers mentioned above, the 3.8 liter turbo, which should produce an extra 120 HP. The McLaren P1 is challenging the Bugatti Veyron in terms of top speed and the company is saying that this will be the fastest accelerating car in the world. The final production version of the P1 will be unveiled in Geneva next year.
Source: GT Spirit