The McLaren P1 was one third of what came to be known as the hypercar holy trinity, the other two being the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918. Now, the very first P1 is up for sale, and it’s quite a special vehicle.
The car is listed on Silverstone Auctions, where all of its details have been thoroughly outlined. It has covered 3,666 miles (5,899 km) since new, and has only had two owners, both from the same family. It also received a new battery in 2018, and had its most recent service performed late last year. And seeing as it is number 1 of 375, it comes with an extensive history file, which even includes a personal letter from Frank Stephenson, the car’s designer.
While the P1’s curvaceous bodywork is a thing to behold, especially in this eye-catching Volcano Yellow paint, one of the most special things about the British hypercar is its powertrain. When it came out in 2013, most people associated hybrids with frugal, but mostly unexciting, cars. But with 903 hp (916 PS / 673 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) from a twin-turbo V8 and electric motor, a 2.8 second 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time, and a top speed of 217 mph (347 km/h), the P1 was definitely very exciting.
There’s no mention of pricing, but given its nature, as well as this model’s significance, it it will certainly be quite expensive. That being said, if you have the funds, this is one way to own a true piece of automotive history.