Watch & Hear a McLaren P1 Test Mule [video]
By Zack Klapman
Back in September when the McLaren P1 concept was revealed, Matt broke down the car’s design, and gave a brief history lesson its predecessor, the godfather of super cars, the McLaren F1. McLaren told everyone that the production car would retain 95% of the concept’s design, which is absolutely fine with us. Now it’s been confirmed, by some photographers from WorldCarFans, who happened to be at the same gas station as a P1 test mule. What are the odds? They watched it leave, then followed it around some curvy pass for a bit, getting more footage of the curvaceous Brit. Even camouflaged, the curves of the rear have a cartoonishly extreme sex appeal, like Jessica Rabbit, or Coco.
McLaren hasn’t released the engine specs, but to our ears it sounds like a V8. And, since it’s McLaren, it will probably be the fastest thing around a racetrack short of a Zonda R. Who knows, who cares. It’s sexy, it sounds good, and it’s now on video. Make the jump to watch.
Source: World Car Fans