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by Adam Lynton
Move over Ferrari. This is McLaren’s new halo car.
McLaren has revealed the first images of the McLaren P1 supercar, which is set to be unveiled at next week's Paris Motor Show. Previewed as a design study, McLaren aims to put their next generation supercar on sale within the next 12 months. "The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage," says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis.
"Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with the McLaren P1 is to redefine it once again. Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit," says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. "It is the true test of a supercar's all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made."
Aside from confirming its name, McLaren is being decidedly quiet on details save for claiming the goal of the P1 is to be the "best driver's car in the world on road and track." We can't wait to find out more but it looks like we're going to have to. The Paris Motor Show starts on September 27; save the date.