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McLaren reveals new supercar

McLaren has revealed the first images of its new P1 supercar ahead of the Paris Motor Show next week.

The brand said the brief for the P1 was to create the best driver’s car in the world for the road and the track.

The P1 will be previewed as a design study at the Paris show and a production version will follow next year which the company aims to put on sale within 12 months, will be revealed.

McLaren Automotive managing director Antony Sheriff said: “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.

‘It is the true test of a supercar’s all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made.”

When the McLaren P1 goes into production later next year, it will sit above the 12C and 12C Spider, in terms of both price and performance.

There are currently three McLaren dealerships in the UK, Sytner in Manchester, Rybrook in Birmingham and Jardine Motors in London.

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