Paris

7 February 2018

2014 McLaren P1

  • Chassis no. SBM12ABB2EW000080
  • Serial no. 080


  • Single Italian ownership and just 6,000 km from new
  • Numerous MSO features with a unique colour scheme


Viewed as the promising upstart in comparison to the hypercar establishment of Ferrari and Porsche, McLaren entered the hybrid–hypercar fray in 2013 with its new P1. Standing tall against the LaFerrari and the 918, the McLaren P1 proved that McLaren could compete with Ferrari and Porsche at the very limits of automotive technology.

With a carbon fibre monocoque chassis tipping the scales at just 90 kg and carbon fibre body panels, every kilo was taken into consideration to make the car as light as humanly possible while offering incredible strength. Even the windshield glass was re-engineered to be only 3.2 mm thick through reinforcing it with a plastic interlayer, shaving 3.5 kg over the windshield in the MP12-4C. McLaren even chose to leave the carbon fibre in the cockpit non-lacquered, saving a further 1.5 kg.

Needless to say, performance was astounding. With a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V-8 mated to an electric motor designed to fill the natural gaps in performance left with a conventional gasoline engine, the P1 could rocket to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, onwards to 200 km/h in 6.8 and a top speed of 350 km/h. Combined output from both powertrains comes to 903 bhp, making for a truly electrifying driving experience.

Outfitted with over €100,000 in custom MSO features, this particular P1 was the 80th of 350 examples built and delivered new to the consignor in Italy, and it is believed to be the only example delivered to that country. It is finished in a custom paint scheme of Porsche Grauschwarz Gloss (7A1) and highlighted with Rocket Red striping on the nose, tail and side panels, helping to emphasise the car’s beautiful lines. This theme carries through to the car’s interior, trimmed in red Alcantara.

Exceptionally well equipped, the car features the full exterior carbon package and Stealth package, along with the Stealth badge set and Stealth-finish wheels in front of contrasting red brake callipers. Additional options include red stitching throughout the interior, the Meridian sound system, vehicle tracker, front and rear parking sensors, fire extinguisher and branded floor mats. Beautifully kept and maintained, the car presents in exceptional condition throughout and has been driven just 6,000 km from new by its only owner.

Pioneering hybrid-electric automotive technology and proving to be an excellent halo-car for McLaren, the P1 proved to be more than a competitor to the LaFerrari and 918, and remains an exceptional hypercar in its own right. Examples bestowed with MSO custom features have proven to be the most desirable examples, and this example certainly isn’t lacking in that regard. It would be difficult to find a more compelling P1, and this one is ready to be enjoyed as McLaren intended by its second owner: on the open road.





• Un seul propriétaire italien et 6 000 km depuis l'origine
• Finition spéciale MSO et thème de couleurs exclusif

Considéré comme un trouble-fête prometteur par comparaison avec les marques de supercars établies que sont Ferrari et Porsche, McLaren est entré en 2013 dans la bataille des hypercars hybrides avec sa nouvelle P1. Tenant la dragée haute aux LaFerrari et 918, la McLaren P1 a prouvé que le constructeur pouvait se mesurer à Ferrari et à Porsche jusqu'aux limites de la technologie automobile.

Avec une structure monocoque en fibre de carbone ne pesant pas plus de 90 kg et des panneaux de carrosserie dans le même matériau, chaque kilo a été pris en considération pour rendre la voiture aussi légère que possible, tout en maintenant une incroyable rigidité. Même le vitrage de pare-brise a été réusiné pour en limiter l'épaisseur à 3,2 mm tout en le renforçant avec une couche de plastique, ce qui a permis de diminuer de 3,5 kg le poids de l'élément d'origine de la MP12-4C. McLaren a même décidé de laisser brute la fibre de carbone de l'habitacle, économisant encore 1,5 kg.

Inutile de dire que les performances étaient stupéfiantes. Avec un V8 de 3,8 litres double turbo en position centrale, relié à un moteur électrique conçu pour combler les chutes d'accélération propres à un moteur conventionnel à essence, la P1 pouvait passer de 0 à 100 km/h en 2,8 s, puis à 200 km/h en 6,8 s tout en atteignant une vitesse de pointe de 350 km/h. La puissance développée par les deux moteurs totalisait 903 ch, ce qui permettait à cette voiture de procurer de sensations véritablement hors du commun.

Dotée d'aménagements spéciaux de MSO pour plus de 100 000 €, la présente P1 est la 80e des 350 exemplaires produits. Elle a été livrée neuve en Italie à son propriétaire actuel, et elle serait le seul exemplaire livré dans ce pays. Elle se présente dans un thème de peinture "Porsche Grauschwarz Gloss" (7A1) rehaussé de filets "Rocket Red" sur le capot avant, le panneau arrière et les moulures latérales, ce qui contribue à souligner la ligne extraordinaire de cette McLaren. Ce thème se poursuit à l'intérieur de la voiture, habillé d'Alcantara rouge.

Exceptionnellement bien équipée, cette McLaren P1 présente le kit extérieur carbone complet ainsi que le kit "Stealth", qui comporte les badges et les jantes Stealth laissant apercevoir les étriers de freins rouges. La voiture est dotée d'autres options comme des surpiqûres rouges ornant la sellerie, un système audio "Meridian", un traceur de voiture, des capteurs de parking avant et arrière, un extincteur et des tapis de sol affichant la marque. Magnifiquement entretenue, cette voiture est dans un état exceptionnel à tous points de vue et n'a parcouru que 6 000 km depuis l'origine, entre les mains de son premier et unique propriétaire.

Pionnière de la technologie hybride-électrique et excellente "voiture-vitrine" démontrant les performances techniques de McLaren, la P1 s'est révélée plus qu'une simple concurrente pour les LaFerrari et 918, et elle constitue en soi une hypercar exceptionnelle. Les exemplaires bénéficiant d'une finition spéciale MSO ont montré qu'ils correspondaient aux plus recherchés, et celui-ci ne manque de rien à cet égard. Il serait difficile de trouver une P1 plus fascinante, et celle-ci est prête à apporter sur route ouverte à son deuxième propriétaire les sensations pour lesquelles elle a été conçue.

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