McLaren has decided to end production on its P1 model, according to a press release issued by the English car company today.
“The McLaren P1 has achieved more than we ever expected of it since it was first previewed little over three years ago, both as a new generation of supercar, and in enhancing the McLaren brand globally,” said Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, in the press release.
The final McLaren P1 to be made – number 375 – is finished in a unique pearlescent orange. The colour is a sentimental choice, paying homage to their final F1 road car (chassis #075). Contrasting with the bright orange is the visible carbon fiber on the splitter, diffuser and side skirts.
It’s amazing that it’s only been two years since McLaren rolled the first P1 off the production line in the summer of 2013. Since then, it’s been compared to the best hypercars in the business, like the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder.
“[The McLaren P1] has established itself as a true contender, proving to be more than a worthy rival on both road and track against long established rivals. It has done a fantastic job of becoming the halo product for the McLaren Automotive brand as we have grown the business into the three tiered, profitable outfit that we are today,” said Flewitt.