A McLaren P1 has been recently spotted on the road while it was being tested and the British supercar was followed for a few minutes by a Ferrari 458 Spider.
The newest creation and probably the hottest one yet made by McLaren is named the P1 and it’s a successor of the iconic McLaren F1. The model has been shown in concept form and without an interior back in 2012 during the Paris Motor Show. Meanwhile, the engineers and designers have completed its interior and have prepared the final production version of the model, which will be officially presented to the public next month, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The McLaren P1 will get a revised version of the M838T engine under its hood, the same one used on the MP4-12C and 12C Spider. The “new” unit will produce 727 BHP, helped by an electric motor mounted on the petrol unit, which is providing an extra 176 BHP. Peak torque will stand at 664 lb-ft, and it will be available from 4,000 rpm. Power will be sent to the rear-wheel drive. The McLaren P1 will be able to run on electric power for approximately 6 miles.