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McLaren pays tribute to end of P1 hypercar in (carbon fibre) style

McLaren will unveil a very special P1 that features a body made entirely from carbon fibre at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Why? To celebrate the end of production, that’s why.

The special McLaren P1 was modified by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) department. It debuts a full carbon fibre body ─ an option offered to customers earlier in 2016 ─ that has been hand-laid and features a bespoke ‘Lio Blue’ tinted lacquer.

MSO has also painted the alloy wheels in gloss black, slapped some 24-carat gold on the exhaust heatshield, McLaren F1 style, and given it a unique interior comprising of carbon black Alcantara and contrasting blue stitching.

Just 375 of the British-built McLaren P1 hypercar were built (the road-legal version, not the P1 GTR track-only special), each one costing from £866,000 before any customisation or extras. This dark blue beauty is technically number 376.

The MSO division was also given a 675LT Spider to play with. All 500 examples have been accounted, including a one-of-a-kind version for the track. It features a Ceramic Grey paintjob and a satin carbon fibre retractable hardtop roof that can be operated up to 25mph and saves 1kg of weight.

A visual carbon fibre has also been used on the front bumper end plates, side skirts, side intakes and rear bumper, making it look even sportier than usual.

Inside a pair of black Alcantara racing seats with contrasting Xenon Yellow stitching keep the driver in place, while gold detailing can be seen through the engine bay around the titanium exhaust system.

MSO has left the P1 and 675LT’s engine bays alone, meaning the former can blast from 0-62mph in less than three seconds and up to 186mph 12 seconds later, while the latter takes 2.9 seconds and manages 0-124mph in 8.1 seconds before topping out at 204mph.

The McLaren P1 is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 mated to an electric motor for a total output of 903bhp. The 675LT Spider has the same engine but no electric motor, generating 666bhp and 700Nm (516lb/ft) of torque.

The entire McLaren range will be on show in Geneva, in case you want to see one of these cars in the flesh. Until then, here’s our glowing 675LT review.

McLaren P1 and 675LT MSO pictures


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