McLaren gathered people of the very important variety in New York City to get an up-close look at it P1 supercar, and to explain how the production car will diverge from the P1 concept shown at the Paris Motor Show. During the show the P1 was said to be "97-percent final," and during the NYC shindig the last three-percent variation was explained, that being vents in the fenders ahead of the front wheels to channel hot air away, and a different pattern for the mesh grille at the rear of the car.

Other notables include the panoramic roof, full carbon fiber discs with a mirror finish provided by a Formula One supplier, superaluminum wheels that are as light as magnesium but more durable, and bits we already know about like the downforce equal to "having a small elephant sitting on the roof of the car." You can watch the presentation in the video below, and play along with photos from either of the high-res galleries.



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      AGSHOP
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the kinda of car when you see in real life you do backflips! Pictures dont do it justice.
      Sukairain
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a very expensive design mistake to make for a firm like McLaren.
      ClementZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still looks bloody bizarre. I wonder if it'll look better in black.
      wat
      • 2 Years Ago
      That looks pretty sweet. Great evolution of the MP4-12C look. Kinda weird how they didn't put taillights on a concept, though.
        CromwellD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wat
        There are taillights. They are LEDs and are around the mesh..
      i_miei_sogni
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like a Hot Wheels toy. It's cute that McLaren is trying to be Ferrari, but I think very few people above the age of 15 would be interested in a car that looks like that.
      Burabus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad to see Hyundai making supercars now
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that; it'd be on my screen right now lol.
      J Shep
      • 2 Years Ago
      Introducing the Sonota coupe
      CaddyV8
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like 5 different people designed the car in 5 different sections and just stuck them together. "Uhhh..... Ta-dah?"
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a second gen Mitsu Eclipse that melted in the oven. This from the makers of the MP4 and F1. Ugh
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      With surfacing and graphic elements that are THIS damn busy... it should have been a Hyundai.
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dwight Bynum Jr.
        My thoughts exactly. There is just WAY too much going on with that exterior. It looks more like something an unknown start-up would produce to gain the public's attention, instead of something from such a smart and established company like McLaren.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      NeutronStar73
      • 2 Years Ago
      Like everything McLaren does, a completely awesome machine. Can't wait to see it in person. But it certainly looks like a small car! Very efficient and attractive style.
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