Fastest Car in the World?

As the 2012 Paris Motor Show came to close , one of the main talks of the show was one of familiarity.  The 2013 McLaren P1 released its new design and details to car enthusiasts.  The P1 is striking in style, but it has been designed for performance and not solely as eye candy or for speed.

The car is draped with carbon fiber, keeping the car strong, lightweight, and safe, but maintaining its lightening quick essence.  The scoops in the carbon fiber doors improve the aerodynamics.  Designer, Frank Stephenson, molded the concept from fighter jet profiles and glass house shapes.

So how fast does it go?  The P1 is expected to run an upgraded version of the MP4-12C’s twin turbo V8 engine.  The P1 can easily push 800 plus horsepower.  Ultimately, the P1 is a down-force car, producing 1,323 pounds, five times as much as the McLaren MP4-12C.  McLaren stated the car would challenge the Bugatti Veyron’s 0-60 in 2.4 seconds.  McLaren is not aiming to make the vehicle the fastest in the world.

Managing Director Antony Sheriff stated, “Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.”

Take into consideration the design, motor features, and the fact McLaren Automotive isn’t aiming for overall speed.  The estimated 240 mph top speed will simply suffice.