McLaren ends P1 reign

McLaren has ceased production of the McLaren P1 as the 375th and final example left the production line.

The move to halt production brings the curtain down on one of the most technologically advanced and dynamically accomplished supercars ever made. Since headlining the debut motor show appearance for McLaren Automotive at the 2012 Paris Motor Show as a design study, production commenced during the summer of 2013, with all cars sold prior to the first car being delivered. The first completed vehicle rolled off the production line in September 2013.

The final production example of the McLaren P1 is finished in pearlescent orange. The colour echoes the shade of the 64th and final McLaren F1 road car, chassis #075, which went on to inspire Volcano Orange, available today across the McLaren Automotive range.

Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer at McLaren Automotive commented, ‘The McLaren P1 has achieved more than we ever expected of it since it was first previewed little over three years ago, both as a new generation of supercar, and in enhancing the McLaren brand globally.

‘As the direct ancestor to the fabled McLaren F1 – and the first in a new breed of hybrid-powered supercars – it had big shoes to fill, and it has more than succeeded. It has established itself as a true contender, proving to be more than a worthy rival on both road and track against long established rivals. It has done a fantastic job of becoming the halo product for the McLaren Automotive brand as we have grown the business into the three tiered, profitable outfit that we are today.’