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P1 on the A30 by Heathrow


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It looked epic - far nicer than the pictures in the press show. Colour was nice too (Luke) and the stuff you can see, the workings, behind the mesh at the back made the car sort of feel like it was alive. I realise that is a bit of a sensationalist thing to say but it is the best way I can describe it.

 

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I'm sure that can be done without making it look like it was designed by a junior school sci-fi fan.

 

Modern super cars just look so wrong. Too much bling and styling for the sake of styling.

 

I want brutal, functional, and simple, but timeless, lines.

 

The modern crop of super cars will age really badly, in my opinion.

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In the Chris Harris LaF review he states that it has noticeably less downforce than the P1 and that the P1 would be significantly faster round a track due to it's aero design.

I'll take the word of someone who's driven both and has enough experience to know what he's talking about over you sat at home in your tinfoil hat eating your council tea. :)

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I think it's a fabrication from McLaren marketing.

 

Even if it is, who cares?  Who is going to spend £x00,000 on a car that looks like an S2000?  And I say that as someone who thinks the S2000 looks really pretty.

 

Supercars should look utterly ridiculous and be totally impractical and priced way out of the range of mere mortals.  When we spot one, we should be "Wow - where's my phone, I've got to get a photo of that for the Internet!".

 

So I salute Andrew, McLaren, the McLaren design department, and the McLaren marketing department.  Well done, all of you +++

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A super car should look like an F40. Or McLaren F1. Or a 288GTO.

That just looks like someone got a bit over-exciting with drawing swirly lines.

Mind you, the other McLaren looks like an over-priced Lotus. So I suppose it's an improvement on that.

But there is already a super car that looks like an F40, and a Macca F1, and believe it or not, a 288 GTO too.

Even Ferrari don't think a super car should look like a 288GTO any more otherwise they'd still be selling the 288GTO.

If you're in the market for a supercar and want one that looks like any of the above, I suggest buying one rather than a P1.

As for the P1 itself, I think it looks amazing, i've even warmed to the 12C over the last few years but still think it should have looked like the P1 does today.

At the end of the day though, a super car should be divisive, it should look ridiculous in an either love it or hate it way, that's what generates passion, which is what supercars are about.

I'm not interested in what car laps the Nurburgring fastest or anything like that, it's all about the looks

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