McLaren P1 Needs a Push After Breaking Down at Concorso d'Eleganza

Out of all the places in the world, this McLaren P1 decided to break down at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza, where it was supposed to wow the spectators with the sound of its V8 hybrid powerplant. However, when the time came for the engine to be started, the P1’s dashboard display showed some not very encouraging messages like “Park Brake Fault – Call McLaren Service Centre” and ”ESC Fault Vehicle Limphome – Go to McLaren Service Centre”, as the video uploaded by Marchettino shows. While we don’t know the exact cause of the fault, it might have had something to do with the car’s complex electronics or perhaps its batteries. The incident certainly didn’t go down well with McLaren, given the importance of the event where it happened and the obscenely wealthy individuals that witnessed it. Failing to find a solution to the problem, McLaren engineers pushed the car onto a trailer. Not a very gracious exit for a $1.15 million supercar.By Dan Mihalascu