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McLaren P1: End of an Era

The end chapter in the production of the McLaren P1™ has now been written, as the 375th and final example is completed, bringing the curtain down on the most technologically advanced and dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.  

From launch, the groundbreaking model was designed with one key goal: to be the best drivers’ car on road and track. Since headlining the debut motor show appearance for McLaren Automotive at the 2012 Paris Motor Show as a design study, the first model in the McLaren Ultimate series has been writing headlines, breaking lap times and thrilling owners the world over.

The first model in the McLaren Ultimate series has been writing headlines, breaking lap times and thrilling owners the world over.

Production commenced during the summer of 2013, with all cars sold prior to the first car being delivered, and the first car – finished with ice silver paintwork and extensive levels of visual carbon fibre – rolled off the production line during the 50th anniversary celebrations of McLaren, in September 2013. A fitting tribute to Bruce McLaren, the man whose dream it was to produce the ultimate drivers’ car.

Following this, each and every car was custom built to the exacting specifications of its owner, in consultation with the team at McLaren Special Operations, ensuring that no two cars are the same.

The last production example of the McLaren P1™ is finished extensively in stunning pearlescent orange, achieved through a unique tinting process. The colour echoes the shade of the 64th and final McLaren F1 roadcar, chassis #075, which went on to inspire Volcano Orange.