McLaren launched a website this week to trumpet its upcoming models and, true to form, provided some fun graphics and factoids for its P1 hybrid.

Door scoops that feed cold air into the rear engine compartment and an active spoiler that provides as much as 600 kg (!!) of downward force are just a couple of the features on the P1. UK-based McLaren also writes about four different driving modes based on speed ranges (though it didn't include the "all-out" mode, unfortunately).

"Every curve, swoop and couture of its endlessly flowing body is shaped to precisely manage the air flowing over it," the site says, adding that the car will be "the most aerodynamically advanced supercar in the world." We're not sure how to measure "aerodynamic advancement," but we like the end result.

Check out the McLaren site here and the P1 site – "designed by air," indeed – here.


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      Dave D
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is the car I'm betting on to set new records at The Ring for production cars.
      Giza Plateau
      • 8 Months Ago
      Let's see some pictures of those air tunnels in the body work. That should shed some light on just how pretentious this car is. A Cd would also be interesting
      Giza Plateau
      • 8 Months Ago
      It's not my negativity. It's the incompetence of so many. I merely intelligently observe it. This car doesn't have good aerodynamics, they are full of ****. If it did they would probably state a Cd. And as always with these incompetent nitwits, you can tell they lacked aerodynamic thought by the rims and the lack of rear wheel covers. This car is done by crayon people. It is a poser car, it has poor aerodynamics and much too high a weight. No real engineering merit. All those holes are likely very bad for the aero. But the wealthy fools who buy these cars have no intelligence with which to understand this for themselves so they go with the flow. It's not like car journalists have the intelligence to critique these crap products. Plus they have a financial interest in pushing the hype. The more sheep that buy the magazine because of the cover image the better. And yes for the European version the car would have video mirrors if they cared about aero. Since that's legal in Europe. If you put mirrors like that on a glider they would be considered aero brakes.
      EZEE
      • 8 Months Ago
      Oh sure - the cheap got a :(, and the lightweight got a straight faced Dan :| because I saw nothing there. Now yes, I am sure it will end up getting an :(, but I figure until we have the actual number, it gets a :| On the Aero...you may be right. The people said that every single part of the car has aero in mind, so that got the :) initially, however, the spoiler has aero - but for a different reason - downforce. That isn't exactly 'slippery' aero. If Himself reads this, I can see the rating going to a 1.5 easily...or maybe even a 0.5...
      Spec
      • 8 Months Ago
      But we still can't get rid of those 19th century side mirrors. :-/
        Dave D
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Spec
        I always wonder about that! Hey folks, we have a million dollar super car, but we couldn't afford the 20 bucks for a couple of 5 inch LEDs so we just glued a mirror on the outside the way your great, great, grandfather did.
      EZEE
      • 8 Months Ago
      Happy Dan Review: :) Aero :| Light Weight (not specified) :( EV :( Cheap (we can assume) :) Perfpormance 2.5 Happy Dans...
        methos1999
        • 8 Months Ago
        @EZEE
        You underestimate Dan/Giza's penchant for negativity. He would likely say it's not aero enough (guessing it has a higher coefficient of drag than the XL1...), not lightweight enough (again heavier than the XL1), not an EV, not cheap (over $1 million), and because it doesn't meet his other criteria, performance just doesn't count... oh and let's not forget he probably doesn't like the XL1 I was citing because it's not an EV... My opinion though is very cool, I'm a big fan of Mclaren even if the P1 is not the prettiest of cars.
      Dave D
      • 8 Months Ago
      Ok, but do we at least get a happy Dan for the performance?
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