McLaren blew exotic car fans right out the window at the 2012 Paris Motor Show when they ripped the covers back off their deliciously slinky P1 model.
Initially seen as a spiritual successor to the legendary F1, the all-new limited edition supercar used a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 in conjunction with electric power to be one of the world’s fastest cars, joining the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 to usher in a new era of hybrid hypercars.
Only 375 McLaren P1s were built, between October 2013 and December 2015, becoming a halo vehicle for the rejuvenated brand above the MP4-12C. Such was the demand for the P1 some of the 21 pre-production and experimental P1s that were built before regular production began were sold to the public.
Collectors went into overdrive in 2016 when McLaren announced 58 race-only P1 GTR track day specials, along with 5 LM variants. McLaren built these even more hardcore hypercars following the end of the base P1 production.
Initially announced at €1,030,000 ($1.6 million) three-quarters of P1 customers chose to have McLaren Special Operations perform some level of custom touches on their car, lifting the average sale price to approximately €1,200,000 ($1.9 million) per-car.
Today, just four years after they finished production, P1s are already considered a collector’s car and change hands for over $2,000,000 each! Regular P1s come up for sale fairly regularly, with a handful of the 375 sold appearing at public auctions over the last four years, and one track-only GTR reportedly selling for over $5,694,000!
These values are still a long way behind values for the iconic McLaren F1, examples of which are changing hands for at least $15,000,000 per-car, and one reported to have sold for over $30,000,000.
McLaren never officially offered the P1 for sale in Australia, however P1s have been seen Down Under in the hands of collectors, even though they aren’t able to be legally registered in Aussie states.
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