The British based automaker McLaren is planning to develop a full carbon fiber option for its newest model, the P1.
The announcement has been made by Cars UK, after a McLaren customers has told them that the P1 will be offered with full carbon fiber. According to our source, the full carbon fiber option for the McLaren P1 will be offered at no extra cost, on some of the models. McLaren is following the example of Pagani, which is offering a full carbon fiber option for the impressive Huayra, but unlike the Italian car brand, which comes at an extra 100,000 GBP, the P1 won’t be launched at an extra price.
As a quick reminder, the McLaren P1 is powered by a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine, the same one used on the MP4-12C and the 12C Spyder. The unit is helped by a 179 HP (132 kW) and 260 Nm of torque (192 lb-ft) electric motor. The total output produced stands at 916 HP (674 kW) and 900 Nm of torque (663 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes less than 3 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). The P1 has been officially unveiled back in March, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.