Provided by Broad Arrow Group. – Among simply 375 examples built in between 2013 and2015, of which simply 120 were U.S. delivery models – Immaculately presented in Volcano Orange with black leather interior
– Thought to be one of just 36 examples delivered in this finest color
mix, with possibly as few as 12 exported to the U.S. – Only 2 owners from new, with simply 281 documented miles from brand-new – Benefitting from expenditure
of approximately$49,000 for extensive maintenance by McLaren Greenwich in February 2022. Otherwise known worldwides of education, music and sport as the sophomore downturn, second-album syndrome and second-season syndrome respectively, the concept of a subsequent endeavour failing to live up to the exalted standards of the first is a familiar one. This paradigm is naturally equally appropriate to the production industry, particularly so when that first undertaking occurs to be the McLaren F1; a vehicle so revered regarding be perhaps the only one thought about the spiritual follower to the immortal Ferrari 250 GTO. In other words, how does a company– even one with McLaren’s huge cumulative resources– prevent its 2nd top-line supercar being a relative dissatisfaction compared to the very first? Remarkably, 2022 represents the 30th anniversary of F1 production beginning, while next year will mark a quarter century since it stopped. However, hardly had the last F1 left the Woking factory before speculation started to install regarding the specification and timing of its possible replacement. In 2010, after performing naturally extensive expediency studies and having restored the previously dormant McLaren Cars concern as McLaren Automotive, the Group made the decision to go back to road-car production with their new MP4/12C design.

Although extremely capable, and put together with the traditional McLaren attention to detail, the 12C was targeted at a very different market to its renowned predecessor. Rather than being a supreme specification, ultra-low volume model in the exact same vein as the F1, it would be produced in substantial numbers and marketed via a global network of McLaren dealerships. Additionally, McLaren aimed to challenge the hegemony of Ferrari and Porsche in the production supercar sector; their intention being that the 12C would form the basis of an entire generation of derivatives.

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Buoyed by assuring early industrial success for the 12C, McLaren formally announced their long-awaited F1 follower, the P1, in Might 2012– an automobile which assuredly would sign up for the F1’s original principles and interest a comparable, rarefied market. The new car’s deceptive advancement returned as far as 2009, when it was decided that– rather than use a standard normally-aspirated V12 engine, as in the F1– a reasonably compact V8 turbo system would be utilized. Considerably, and in typical with direct competitors Porsche and Ferrari with their particular 918 Spyder and La Ferrari designs, this would operate in combination with an electrical motor to form the company’s very first venture into hybrid supercar territory.

Believed to be one of just 36 P1s provided worldwide in the striking body color of Volcano Orange, this particular chassis– number 220 of the 375 constructed– was provided brand-new to the US in 2015 but remained in the initial ownership only briefly previous to its acquisition by the present owner later that year. Now provided by Collectors Garage for private sales aquisition, this 2015 McLaren P1 has covered a simple 281 miles from new, unsurprisingly presenting in “as new” condition throughout. Certainly, such is the car’s originality that it still retains the airbag warning decal on the passenger side of the control panel; a product generally gotten rid of in the early phases of P1 ownership as a matter of course. In February 2022, the automobile went through a thorough technical overhaul and five-year service at McLaren Greenwich of Stamford, Connecticut, at an expense of some $49,000; the lorry having covered simply three test miles considering that.

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Inevitably– and possibly fittingly– the span of more than 20 years in between the F1 and P1 makes a direct, objective contrast in between the two all however impossible. Both are assuredly items of their time: the F1 probably the last of the real “analog period” supercars, unapologetically providing the visceral back-to-basics driving experience planned by designer Gordon Murray; the P1 every inch the 21st century supercar bristling with ground-breaking technology, outrageous performance, and impressively advanced yet utterly smooth and fantastic chauffeur help. Thus, it is the method which the brand-new vehicle makes this performance so available– not to mention the competition-bred spirit with which it is imbued– that renders it a more than worthwhile follower to its renowned forefather.

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With an overall production of simply 375 units– and just north of 100 examples built for the U.S.– the P1 remains the rarest of the so-called “Holy Trinity” of hybrid supercars; a truth which– when allied to its dynamic abilities, racing heritage and show-stopping looks– all however guarantees its location in the pantheon of supercar greats. Provided the marketplace’s long-standing preference for ultra low-mileage vehicles with remarkable provenance, it is not likely that this sub-300 mile, two-owners-from-new example will ever be gone beyond in this regard. As such it provides virtually limitless collector-grade potential, as well as a likewise limitless capacity to entertain and delight in equivalent step. Must you be interested in obtaining this remarkable example, please contact a staff member at Collectors Garage, as we make sure the chance to obtain it will not last long.

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