The McLaren P1 Will Be Remembered Fondly For Decades To Come

The Senna may be faster around a circuit and the upcoming Speedtail will easily beat it in a straight-line, but the P1 hypercar will always be remembered as one of McLaren’s best and most important road cars.

At the time it was launched, the British company’s automotive division was still in its infancy, having launched the half-baked MP4-12C only a couple of years before. When the P1 arrived, it established McLaren as a legitimate rival to Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche, and for years was the benchmark all other McLarens were compared to.

Doug DeMuro recently had the chance to drive one. This particular P1 is owned by real estate mogul Manny Khoshbin and may be familiar to some readers. It is bathed in matte carbon fiber and definitely looks gorgeous.

Also Watch: Matte Carbon McLaren P1 Makes Stealth Bombers Look Puny In Comparison

As usual, most of DeMuro’s review is focused on the interior and exterior styling of the hypercar as opposed to what it’s like to drive. He takes a detailed look at the stunning carbon fiber finish, for example, and mentions some of the least-discussed elements of the hypercar. One his favorite aspects of the car’s design is how McLaren beautifully integrated the brake lights and turn signals into the rear bodywork.

McLaren only ever built 375 examples of the road-going P1, excluding the crazed P1 GTR. Khoshbin’s is chassis number 142 and is the collector’s favorite driving car, high praise from a man who owns a Pagani Huayra, McLaren Senna, Mansory-tuned Bugatti Veyron and various other exotics.

 

  • ErnieB

    The P1 is a modern marvel and just insanely beautiful.

  • Craig

    This one was originally owned by Robin. A gift from his pal Batman.

  • TheBelltower

    As soon as I read that the owner also has a “Mansory-tuned” Bugatti Veyron, I became less impressed. This guy sounds like an exotic hoarder. Some not so great.

    • ErnieB

      I would personally love to hoard exotic cars.. just won’t be caught with a Mansory Veyron.. yuk!!!

    • Ben

      I met Manny nearly two years ago. He seemed like what you see is what you get and had a very calm demeanor about him. And to be fair, these cars are investments.

      • TheBelltower

        Makes sense. But…. Mansory-tune Bugatti?

        • Ben

          Hey, think about it as a very ugly work of art. If people are willing to pay extra for it later on in the future, why not invest?

  • dumblikeyou2

    I mean, Doug, ur mak’n some money now, time to chuck the Old Navy.

  • SteersUright

    No beauty by any stretch but anything with this level of performance is always special

  • europeon

    Watching dumb demoron’s videos seriously lowers your IQ. Be smart (and stay that way): don’t click on any of his vids.

  • baofe

    I still enjoy Doug’s videos but I’ve noticed his quality has gone down. He says more and more incorrect information to his audience and does not do his due diligence to fact check his statements.

  • Bash

    hey Doug, what about you? Where do you see your self in a decade or so?

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