The McLaren P1 is a British limited-production plug-in hybrid sports car produced by McLaren. The concept car was capable of reaching speeds of 217 mph (349 km/h) with the limiter on. Debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, retail began in the UK on October 2013 and all 375 units were sold out by November. Production ended in December 2015. The United States accounted for 34% of the units and Europe for 26%.
It was considered to be the successor to the F1, utilizing the hybrid power and Formula 1 technology, but did not have the same three-seat layout as its predecessor. Like the F1, the P1 is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive design that used a carbon-fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage, which is a development of the MonoCell first used in the MP4-12C and then in subsequent models. Its main competitors were the LaFerrari and the 918. They are all similar in specifications and performance, and in a race around Silverstone circuit they were all within half a second of each other, the McLaren finishing first at 58.24 sec and the Ferrari finishing last at 58.58 sec; the Porsche was in-between with 58.46 sec.
A track version of the P1, the P1 GTR, was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the GTR was limited to 58 cars.
For other Supercars available for this price, its speed is average. It's top speed is 222 mph.
The acceleration of this vehicle is average but is lower than other vehicles at around this price.
The braking is considered to be great, at about 0.75.
The handling is this vehicle's most dominant feature. It has very good handling and can grip turns at high speeds.
All stats have a pretty decent improvement apart from the brakes. This vehicle is well rounded and great for its price range.
The max speed is around average for the Super class. It tops out at around 308 MPH.
With upgrades, the Mk-1 improves significantly in acceleration. It can get decent times in Quarter Mile.
The braking doesn't change much but a good difference is made. The upgraded brakes allow this car to become a good drifter.
The handling of this car again the best feature of this vehicle. The Mk-1 has amazing handling, it comes with a smooth, grippy feel but you can turn this into a great drifter by putting on Welded Differential.
- The McLaren P1 is part of the "Holy Trinity," given the title by The Grand Tour (S01E01), the other two vehicles are the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, also beating both in Silverstone by within a second.
- It can max out at 5.7 Seconds on average on the Quarter Mile race.
- It has a retractable wing that actually rises at a certain speed, but the graphics for that is pretty bad.
- it's game description named "T2" is not to be confused with "Progen T20", an fictional hypercar appeared in GTA V where the T20 is based on the P1.
- This is second McLaren Model added in Vehicle Simulator, after McLaren 650S GT3 & third being the McLaren Senna.
- This is first car from McLaren Automotive's Ultimate Series to added in game. second being McLaren Senna.
- The car also appears on 2013 racing simulator game Forza Motorsport 5 cover art for Xbox One Launch Title.
- The McLaren P1 in Vehicle Simulator is the opposite of its Asphalt 9 counterpart, which is an A class car with great acceleration and average handling.
- In both games, this car appears with a retractable spoiler.