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    Thread: McLaren P1 revealed in Paris

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      09-27-2012 08:31 PM #1
      Sleep is overrated - here's 99 pictures I took during the McLaren P1 Reveal in Paris this evening:



      Click the image above to view the gallery.

      Huge thank you to some very special people at McLaren Automotive for the invitation to witness this live. What a dream...

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      09-27-2012 08:40 PM #4
      Absolutely love it

      Nice pictures

    5. 09-27-2012 08:49 PM #5
      no sit in the middle no careeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol @ the tires

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      09-27-2012 08:49 PM #6
      i'll take the one in the middle.

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      09-27-2012 08:57 PM #7
      Amazingly sexy!

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      09-27-2012 08:59 PM #8
      Interesting how the tires have the Mclaren logo in the treads...

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    10. 09-27-2012 09:04 PM #10
      I do not get all the love for this car. It looks like a giant labia.
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      09-27-2012 09:04 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      Interesting how the tires have the Mclaren logo in the treads...
      Show car tires are often hand cut with special graphics.

      Replies will be a little thin from me on this thread as I have limited connectivity in Paris, but will try to answer anything once I do get home.

      There are some great videos out there on the web from the press reveal. There's also a super cool phone/tablet app that ties in with McLaren Automotive's Facebook page too. Find that here after you have downloaded the app. You'll be amazed with what it does I think.

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...4081716&type=1

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      09-27-2012 09:07 PM #12
      The "in the flesh" pic is much better than those rendering....

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      09-27-2012 09:09 PM #13
      proportions seem odd to me. And leave the wing down at all speeds please.

      This made me smile:

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      09-27-2012 09:12 PM #14
      Interesting that they took a page out of Ferrari's book using a wall mounted F1 car in their display...strange that it's not wearing the current livery though.
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      09-27-2012 09:38 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      The "in the flesh" pic is much better than those rendering....
      I liked the P1 quite a bit from the get go, even more when the 8 additional shots leaked on Tuesday, but none of that really came close to the drama of seeing this in person. I am pretty sure when people get to see it - especially on the roads next year they will be fully and completely staggered by its beauty and purposefulness.

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      09-27-2012 09:38 PM #16
      absolutely amazing Erik! great shots!

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      09-27-2012 09:43 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      I liked the P1 quite a bit from the get go, even more when the 8 additional shots leaked on Tuesday, but none of that really came close to the drama of seeing this in person. I am pretty sure when people get to see it - especially on the roads next year they will be fully and completely staggered by its beauty and purposefulness.

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      The owner of the local mclaren dealership near me has one on order. I can't wait to go and check that P1 out in person. I also heard from them that the car sounds incredible. Do you know of any sound clip videos ?

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      09-27-2012 09:45 PM #18
      Awesome, Erik. I saw pics on the other forum too. Very exciting.

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      09-27-2012 09:58 PM #19
      Just plain Awesome. I think its a fantastic design, has all the styling cues that pay homage to the original F1 while being completely modern and just smashing the styling envelope of hypercars. What a device.

      Can't wait for interior and drivetrain details And as always nice coverage Peloton, this time there will be 500 models to keep track of

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      09-27-2012 10:18 PM #20
      To me, head on, it looks like a really happy salamander.

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      (Photo credit Peloton25. Annotation Hawc)

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      09-27-2012 10:28 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by GTurboI View Post
      ...strange that it's not wearing the current livery though.
      Because family portraits.

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    24. 09-27-2012 10:31 PM #24
      Not really feeling it. It looks melted or something. Im sure its a sweet car though.

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      09-27-2012 10:33 PM #25
      Gotta give credit to Mclaren for taking some more risks on this as opposed to the 12C.
      That diffuser looks pretty serious.

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      09-27-2012 10:35 PM #26
      McLaren>Lamborghini>Ferrari>Porsche

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      09-27-2012 11:05 PM #28
      If the MCP-12 (whatever the current one is) looks like:



      Then the P1 looks like:


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      09-27-2012 11:14 PM #29
      You captured the feeling of being there, thanks! I love seeing the shots with people milling around, it gives a sense of perspective on how small the P1 is in the flesh.
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      09-27-2012 11:25 PM #30
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      (Photo credit Peloton25. Annotation Hawc)
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/peloton...57631639304861

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/peloton...57631639304861

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/peloton...57631639304861

      Its a "barge board" like thing in the Jalopnik article(http://jalopnik.com/5946930/the-mcla...ed-by-the-wind), Since it uses some kind of front underbody wing thing, the air extraction out the front probably is quite critical....

    31. 09-27-2012 11:30 PM #31
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      09-28-2012 02:11 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by DedRok View Post
      Interior?
      They won't be sharing it with the world just yet. Most of the technical specs are also being kept close to the vest right now. They will reveal more in the time between now and the Geneva show in March where the world will be introduced to the production version of P1.

      >8^)
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    33. 09-28-2012 02:15 AM #33
      Wow it looks so much better IRL pics than it did in the rendering good job Mclaren.
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      09-28-2012 02:20 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      They won't be sharing it with the world just yet. Most of the technical specs are also being kept close to the vest right now. They will reveal more in the time between now and the Geneva show in March where the world will be introduced to the production version of P1.

      >8^)
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      The real question is though, have you placed an order yet ?

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      09-28-2012 03:28 AM #35
      I brought a good friend of 20 years along with me who hopes to find his name on the list next year. If he does I will have one to play with on occasion.

      Here's a video from my friend Marchettino taken during the press conference with additional views of the car:



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