It looks like we won't have to wait for the 2012 Paris Motor Show next week to see McLaren Automotive's latest supercar. The British carmaker has finally released some photos of the car in all its carbon-fiber glory.
Called the McLaren P1, the car supposedly takes much of its "technological and spiritual inspiration" from the company's racing division. And like what McLaren Automotive executive chairman Ron Dennis shared last March about what supercars should be today, the P1 has one goal: to be the best driver's car in the world on road and track.
"The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage," said Dennis. "Twenty years ago, we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with the P1 is to redefine it once again."
McLaren Automotive managing director Antony Sheriff echoed Dennis's sentiments, saying that the P1's aim isn't necessarily "to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit."
"It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement," added Sheriff. "Our goal is to make the P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made."
Although no specific details about the P1 have been given away by McLaren, the performance carmaker did reveal that it will go into production next year and that it will sit above the 12C and the 12C Spider in terms of both price and performance.