Video: Undisguised McLaren P1 Hot Testing In US

Testing of the hybrid McLaren P1 has been goin on throughout the summer, and in this latest short film from McLaren Automotive, the McLaren P1 is shown testing in some of the harshest and most challenging conditions.

With first deliveries scheduled in the coming weeks, McLaren said the development team has been pushing the limits of the car to further extremes across North America, in some of the hottest and most arid conditions on the planet.

Finished all in Carbon Black, the McLaren P1 is captured on the road undisguised for the first time, working through a number of final durability tests before the first of the limited run of 375 models is delivered to customers.

mclaren_p1_extremeheattest_2The extreme temperature testing saw the McLaren P1 pushed to the limits, experiencing heat in excess of 126°F through Arizona, California and Nevada, as the western coast of America experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record.

The company describes its McLaren P1 as the culmination of 50 years of race-winning technology and expertise, and does so using the  ‘everything the company has ever done’ slogan.

From the outset, McLaren’s goal for the P1 was clear: to be the best driver’s car on road and track. For this reason, the hot weather testing program has not been confined only to the challenging road surfaces of America’s west coast, as the team push the boundaries of all systems and components on track in blistering heat.

Throughout the hot weather testing phase, and the development program as a whole, McLaren Automotive has worked closely with its technical partners to develop and engineer bespoke products and solutions for a car that challenges what has been produced previously, redefining the boundaries for high performance cars.

mclaren_p1_extremeheattest_1Through close collaboration with Akebono and Pirelli, McLaren said the levels of performance and capabilities of the McLaren P1 are optimized; the bespoke braking system and tires are said to be among the most advanced of any road car ever produced.

September marks the 50th anniversary of McLaren, and will see the first deliveries of the McLaren P1 commencing in the coming weeks as celebrations continue.