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Deadmau5’s McLaren P1 to Hit Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas June 17-19

Barrett Jackson Las Vegas is kicking off tomorrow and its docket of automobilia is impressive. Up for sale is a stunning 2015 McLaren P1 owned by renowned DJ, record producer, and musician Deadmau5

This hypercar P1 bears chassis #236 and has only 3,177 miles on the odometer. The two-tone paint scheme is finished in Dark Blue and Black with a black Alcantara interior accompanied by white inserts in the seats. Production was limited to only 375 units, so this would be considered a rare find aside from its celebrity-owned status. 

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The McLaren P1 sits among the legends from the early 2010s that made up the ‘hypercar’ category. Sporting a mid-mounted 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 and an electric motor, the P1 puts down a combined 903hp and 723 ft-lbs of torque. The electric motor was not only to provide the added fuel economy commonly found in hybrids but it also helped negate the lag found on turbo-equipped cars.  

Deadmau5 McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 launches to 60mph in just 2.8 seconds and has a limited top speed of 217mph. All while also providing you the ability to maintain a 34mpg fuel economy, you can additionally change the climate control settings using the infotainment touchscreen or listen to your favorite house DJ. 

Deadmau5 McLaren P1

The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction lineup is nothing short of spectacular and this special hypercar is no exception. To check out the full docket of automobilia going to auction, you can check out the Barrett-Jackson website.  

First customer McLaren P1 listed at auction

Let’s go back in time … to 2013 to be exact, the time when McLaren unveiled the long-awaited successor to their legendary F1 road car … the McLaren P1, a car from a new generation of hybrid hypercars like the Ferrari Enzo and the Porsche 918, her main competitors at that time, a limited production run of only 375 McLaren P1 would be built, making her an instant part of British Automotive history, a halo car many dream about, especially as it came with an MSRP of $1,350,000, but adding MSO options could quickly push that amount beyond $1,600,000 … 8 years ago, and those few units that passed the auction block already regularly break the $2,000,000 barrier these days.

But this bright yellow over black McLaren P1, chassis SBM12ABB1EW000023 is a bit special, finished in Volcano Yellow over a black leather interior with an Alcantara dashboard is in fact the very first customer registered P1 in the world, as stated in a personal letter, dated 9th October 2013, from Frank Stephenson, the McLaren P1 designer to the first owner of this specific car, delivered in the UK, this P1 is a Left Hand Drive car, as due to the very limited production numbers, McLaren never even built the P1 in RHD, all of the 375 McLaren P1 are LHD.

In fact, clients could start ordering the McLaren P1 only from October 2013 … by November 2013 all of the 375 units were sold out, making the P1 an instant collector’s item on the automotive scene, powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 coupled to an electric motor, the total output was 903 bhp (727bhp from the V-8 and 176bhp from the electric engine). with her unique aerodynamics, including adjustable front and rear wings providing as much as 600kg of downforce at 160 mph, performance was incredible: 100 km/h took just 2.8 seconds, 200km/h was reached in 6.8 seconds, while 300km/h came after only 16.5 seconds, the top speed of the McLaren P1 was a mouthwatering 217mph (347kph).

This extremely rare McLaren P1 underwent all her maintenance and care in the hands of official McLaren dealerships in the UK, and while this car now had two owners, both were from the same family, she crossed only 3,666 miles since 2013 but still had her Hybrid battery replaced in 2018, and underwent her most recent service at McLaren Birmingham in 2020, this special McLaren P1 is ready to be driven.

When Jeremy Clarkson, from the famous BBC Top Gear program, was able to test drive a black McLaren P1 on the famous F1 circuit of Spa Francorchamps in Belgium during the second show of the 21st series, he described the P1 as “A game-changer, a genuinely new chapter in the history of motoring”, take a look at a clip from that episode here:

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Silverstone Auctions The May Sale 2021 – Classic Cars and Classic Motorcycles will have this yellow McLaren P1 up for auction on May 22nd, with an estimate between £885,000 and £985,000 (that’s $1,250,000 to $1,400,000) which sounds like a steal considering the MSRP back in 2013, so this might be your chance to get hold of a hypercar at a bargain, relatively speaking.

If you’re looking for more, detailed information about the 2013 McLaren P1 take a look at our ultimate guide to the McLaren P1.

Autocar Reviews the McLaren F1, P1 and Senna

The Best Hypercars Reviewed Back-to-Back

There’s a lot to love about what McLaren is doing right now with its lineup. However, Autocar thought it best to take a look at the Senna and its predecessors to get a true understanding of what the company is doing and how it has progressed over time. 

The publication managed to get the McLaren Senna, P1, and F1 all for one fantastic video shoot so it could discuss their impacts, how they drive, and how they’ differ from one another. Matt Prior of Autocar takes you on a journey through the car’s history and how they drive. 

While the McLaren P1 and Senna are so much more advanced than the F1, it seems that Prior enjoys the F1 the most. The car will do 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and do a standing quarter-mile in 11 seconds, and that’s with no launch mode or traction control or really any assisting systems of all time. 

However, the P1 and the Senna are truly amazing cars, and it’s clear how one leads into the other in a lineage like no other. Check out the full video below. It’s worth the watch to see these three icons doing what they do best. 

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One of 58 Special Street-Legal McLaren P1 GTRs Is For Sale

For The Person Who Wants a P1 for the Road

If you’ve always dreamed of driving a McLaren P1 on the road, then you need to check out this P1 GTR that is currently for sale. Only 58 of the road-legal version of the P1 exist. Lanzante Limited is the company that handled the P1’s road conversion, and now the website Luxury and Expensive has listed one for sale, and it’s very yellow. 

McLaren originally built the P1 as a track-only car, but as you might expect something so cool and fast and innovative was eventually taken to the streets by folks with plenty of money to pay for the conversion. The British company Lansante Limited has worked with McLaren in the past and did so again to make the dreams of having a road-legal P1 a reality. 

The car in question here is number 34 of the 58 cars that underwent the changes needed to make the car legal for the road, at least in the European Union. Each of the street-legal cars is a little different, so no two are exactly alike. What doesn’t change, though, is the powertrain. All of the cars, including the one see here have a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 and an electric motor. Together they put out 986 hp. 

So, what’s the price of this particular one? Well, if you’re worried about price, then you can’t afford it. The website says the price will be disclosed upon request. You can bet it will be more than the P1’s $1.15 million original price tag due to its exclusivity. 

Veneno Roadster, One:1, One-77, LaFerrari, P1, Veyron headline 25-car Bonham’s auction

Bonhams is holding a no-reserve auction in fall 2019 that includes some of the most valuable and sought-after supercars of the past decade. The lot of 25 beautiful collector items includes a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, a Koenigsegg One:1, an Aston Martin One-77, a Ferrari LaFerrari, a McLaren P1, and a Bugatti Veyron. The collection, which was seized from a corrupt politician from Equatorial Guinea, is valued at roughly $13 million.

If selling off future classics that are still in their infancy as collector items seems strange, it’s because this is not a straightforward situation. These cars will be sold off by the State of Geneva, not a person. The collection was previously owned by the vice president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, but the cars were seized when he was placed under investigation for money laundering and unfair management of public interests.

These 25 cars, which were located in Geneva, were first sequestered in fall 2016. A trial court ordered them sold off, and the money earned from the sales would be invested in social programs that benefit Equatorial Guinea. And so, Equatorial Guinea is about to see an influx of cash, as every vehicle is valued in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

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The rarest might be the Koenigsegg One:1. One of only six remaining, it has 371 miles on the dial, and is valued at roughly $1.8 million. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, one of nine in the world, is a close second. It has 202 miles logged, and is valued at about $5.1 million.

The Aston Martin One-77 is another rare bird. It is example No. 35 of 77, holds a 7.3-liter V12 engine, and is valued at about $1.4 million. A McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, and Bugatti Veyron 16.4 round out the top of the list. The remaining cars are not fully detailed, but they include examples from Mercedes-Maybach, Bentley, Maserati and Porsche.

The auction will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club near Lake Geneva. For more photos and information, visit Bonhams.

MSO Creates Unique McLaren P1 GTR to Celebrate to Ayrton Senna

McLaren have taken the covers off of a brand new McLaren P1 GTR. Although the production run for the P1 came to an end years ago, McLaren have been convinced by one lucky individual to produce one last model, given the chassis designation 12. This particular P1 is very special. It has been designed to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s first Formula 1 championship victory!

The bespoke McLaren P1 GTR is finished in the colours of Ayrton’s Marlboro sponsored McLaren MP4/4. It uses MSO’s McLaren Rocket Red and Anniversary White paint finish. The cigarette branding is gone, replaced by a barcode design. The car features further liveries including the Brazilian flag and Senna’s recognisable helmet design.

The owner, with the blessing of the Senna family, has named the bespoke P1 ‘Beco’, a reference to the family’s nickname for the legendary racing drive. The project has been three years in the making at an undisclosed cost.

What makes this P1 GTR so special are the unique touches applied to the aerodynamics. The car features new front dive planes, a wider front splitter and a rear a Gurney flap. New barge boards offer better channel airflow along the sides of the car and new endplates feature for the rear wing. A secondary wing element has also been added, the sum of these changes means that this P1 GTR generates 800 kg of downforce as against the 600 kg generated by standard GTR’s.

Other custom touches include lightweight racing seats lifted directly from the McLaren Senna, a 24ct gold heatshield, Lexan rear cover and modified engine bay shrouds. The McLaren press release also hints at increased power from the electric part of the hybrid drivetrain.

Custom Jenson Button McLaren P1 On Sale

How rare is it for a Formula One racer — a world champion at that — to put one of their cars on the market? It doesn’t happen all the time, surely. However, when it does, the car they’re putting up for sale is almost always nothing short of majestic. Just like this custom McLaren P1 from legendary Jenson Button, currently listed for £1,600,000 (or a bit over $2 million for you, stateside folks) over at Steve Hurn Cars.

The British hypercar has gone through the McLaren Special Operations for a performance upgrade. As a result, it boasts “Track Mode 2,” a custom software upgrade that unlocks “Race Mode.”

In terms of aesthetics, the McLaren P1 dons a Grauschwarz Grey paint job with Stealth Pack. The interior trim features both MSO grey and black alcantara. Other notable additions include lightweight forged wheels, yellow brake calipers and contrast stitching, plus a Meridian sound system.

You’re probably a Formula One addict so you already know the car’s specs. Just in case you don’t, it’s got a 3.8-litre twin-turbo hybrid V8 that can muster out 735kW and 719Nm of torque to deliver the 0-100kmph sprint in just 2.8 seconds before topping out at 350kmph.

And with merely 886km clocked on the dial, the car is practically new. The reason Button put it up for sale? It doesn’t get much love anymore.

“So I’ve decided to put my McLaren P1 up for sale so that someone else can enjoy her,” the driver posted on Instagram. “It’s a tough decision but living in America I don’t really get the chance to drive this beauty, I did give her a final blast up to Silverstone for WEC last month though!”

Custom McLaren P1

Photos courtesy of Steve Hurn Cars

Now there’s a McLaren P1 for every member of the family

McLaren is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the P1 in little ways — little, littler and littlest. Touting it as alternative-fueled, McLaren has announced a “foot-to-floor” P1 for the under-3-year-old set. It makes two pounding feet of torque. As McLaren says, “0-200 metres-per-hour acceleration entirely biscuit dependent.”

This joins the McLaren P1 electric Ride-On, for the slightly older brother or sister. Now, this baby can do up to 3 mph. And that leaves the McLaren P1 Tecnomodel collectible for mom or dad, since all 375 examples of the real P1 were sold.

Speaking of which, the “foot-to-floor’ McLaren costs £35.99, or about $40. It becomes available on England’s This Is It website in December and will ship in time for Christmas. The electric Ride-On from Avigo/Huffy costs $199 stateside at Toys R Us. And the tiny Tecnomodel starts at £345 (about $388) and is available at the Tecnomodel website. All three of the mini McLarens come in Volcano Yellow.

McLaren’s got the pedal down on other licensed P1 products as well. You can get die-cast models from AutoArt, TSM, Kyosho, Motormax, Kinsmart and Hot Wheels; resin models from Amalgam, TSM and Tecnomodel; and Scalextric slot cars. An Airfix ‘Quick Build’ model kit is available. And there are RC models from New Bright, Rastar and Maisto.

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Is this a new McLaren racecar?

McLaren has something interesting in the works, and our eagle-eyed spy shooter caught a camo-clad prototype in testing as evidence. This intense McLaren is based on the 675LT, and looks to be a racecar prototype, but it could be a test mule for something entirely different.

The huge wing in the back is visually dramatic, and suggests this car is built to race, as do the large air intakes and roof scoop, but that could just be a distraction. Our spy points out the “MV715-23” on the top of the windshield. BP23 is McLaren’s code name for the rumored three-seat “hyper-GT” car that will serve as an homage to the F1, due in 2019 (and already sold out). This car, though, has a two-seat layout, but who knows what sort of powertrain is hiding underneath that body.

We think the racecar theory has some credibility, because … well, just look at it. Got your own ideas? Share ’em in the comments below.

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Buy a McLaren P1 GTR, Porsche 918 Spyder, and a Ferrari LaFerrari all in one place

The McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Ferrari LaFerrari, are arguably the three greatest hypercars yet. Of course, their extremely limited production meant that some ultra-wealthy individuals may have missed out on picking one up. In fact, to get a LaFerrari, you needed to have owned a certain number of Ferraris, and be in good graces with the company. However, if there are any super-rich car enthusiasts reading this right now, your chance to buy one or all of these three supercars is coming up next month at the RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba auction in Italy. It will occur on May 27, and feature a McLaren P1 GTR, Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach, and Ferrari LaFerrari.

2016 McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren fans, will RM Sotheby’s won’t offering just any McLaren P1, but rather the hardcore, track-prepped GTR variant. In fact, the GTR is so hardcore that it isn’t legal for the street. This particular version went to specialist Lanzante to be converted for road use. Take note that it’s only road legal in the UK, and it may not meet laws for other countries. However, that’s still more than most GTRs can boast, and if you have the money for this, you shouldn’t have any issue taking it to the UK to unleash the P1 GTR’s 986 horsepower on public roads. This car could use some driving, too, as it only has about 223 miles on it, some of which included just one track event. RM Sotheby’s expects this McLaren to go for between $3.4 million and $3.85 million.

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach

The Porsche 918 Spyder going up for auction is a special one as well. The first difference you’ll notice is that it has been painted a custom color called “Arrow Blue,” a hue specially mixed up as part of Porsche’s custom paint service. It also features the lightweight Weissach package, which loses a few extra pounds by replacing an assortment of parts for lighter components. Among them are magnesium wheels and wheel bearings, carbon fiber roof, windshield frame, rear fenders, and rear view mirrors, and even titanium-backed brake pads. According to RM Sotheby’s those pads have been replaced with fresh 918-spec pieces. The previous owner clearly enjoyed his or her 918, as it has just over 6,800 miles. In case you’re interested in a well-loved 918, the auction house expects it to sell for just under $1.3 million to about $1.5 million.

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

Unlike the previous two hypercars, the LaFerrari on offer is just a run-of-the-mill LaFerrari, which isn’t really run-of-the-mill, but we digress. It does have one important bragging point, and that’s its astonishingly low mileage: about 111 miles. For a collector, this is a chance to own a virtually new LaFerrari, and for a driver, it’s a chance to put some miles on this criminally underdriven machine. Aside from the miles, this LaFerrari is painted classic Ferrari red, with a black and red interior, and RM Sotheby’s says it also comes with raisable front suspension. The auction company also says telemetry and camera equipment are included, which likely hasn’t been used much, if at all. As you can see from the photos, it also comes with an equally Ferrari red fitted car cover. RM Sotheby’s expects this LaFerrari to come between the Porsche and McLaren in price, somewhere between $2.8 million and $3.4 million.

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McLaren Releases Images of Its New P1 Supercar

McLaren Automotive released three new images of its P1 Supercar ahead of the P1’s Paris Motor Show debut. The design study will go into production for next year and is scheduled to go on sale in 12 months.

MacLaren has positioned the supercar, inspired by the company’s racing division, with the goal, “to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track” and states the the P1 will sit above, in both price and performance, the 12C and 12C Spider.

Earlier today they released this statement: ‘P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage,’ says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. ‘Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with P1 is to redefine it once again.’

‘Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit’, says McLaren Automotive Managing Director Antony Sheriff. ‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. It will be the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.’

The company plans to release more details at a Sept. 27th press conference. Two days later, the McLaren P1 will make its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

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