McLaren Automotive has released a selection of new images of its next generation supercar, the P1.

The company did so as part of the build up to the opening of the new McLaren Manama showroom over the 2013 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix program.

In keeping with the passion for Formula 1 that Bahrain brought to the Middle East nearly 10 years ago, the McLaren P1 paid an exclusive visit to the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) during its Middle East regional debut in Bahrain.

McLaren_P1_7513-668Set to re-write the rules for the dynamic performance of road-going sports cars through the delivery of an unparalleled Formula 1-derived driving experience, the goal of the McLaren P1 is to be the world’s most dynamically capable and exciting performance car.

The company said these new images taken at the BIC clearly display this ability in action, with the McLaren P1 displaying levels of active aerodynamics, downforce and performance delivery never previously experienced on the road….or on track by a road car!


The release of the new McLaren P1 images in the lead-up to the opening of McLaren Manama and the 2013 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix comes at an exciting time for McLaren customers and fans in Bahrain.

Just 375 examples of the McLaren P1 will be made ensuring a level of exclusivity and desirability to match the car’s unique performance, and interest in the Middle East is already outstripping supply following the car’s successful debut in Bahrain.


Designed as a hybrid, the supercar is powered by a mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 internal combustion engine. This engine is combined to large turbochargers and a highly effective electric motor, to provide a combined output of 903 horsepower.

These new images show just why the McLaren P1 is due to rival the iconic McLaren F1 as a true automotive enthusiast’s dream supercar.