McLaren P1 appearance features

- Apr 10, 2019-

McLaren P1 appearance features

The McLaren P1 is a super sports car with more than 900 horsepower, acceleration of only 2.8 seconds per 100 kilometers, speed limit of 350km/h by computer, and speed limit of 380km/h or more. The car will be powered by a 3.8-liter V8 engine with a maximum power of 737 horsepower and an additional 179 horsepower through the KERS kinetic energy recovery system already in use on F1 racing. The McLaren P1 concept sports car has been launched worldwide at the Paris Motor Show in late September 2012.

In terms of appearance, the McLaren P1 concept car draws on the design language of the MP4-12C, and on this basis, it incorporates a new design element for the new car. The McLaren P1 production version and the concept version have almost no difference.

front face


The front car's face design is more avant-garde, the bulging lines above the engine cover highlight the sense of power, and the headlights and the wide lower baffle are integrated. It is also known that the car's body is made of a large amount of carbon fiber. According to foreign media reports, McLaren's subsequent F1 successor will maintain 95% similarity with this concept model.

The spoiler on the lower edge of the front can cut the oncoming air here, part of which is introduced into the bottom of the car, part of which is introduced into the radiator behind the bumper, and the rest is led to the sides of the car; the high-rise front wing The groove formed by the sub-board and the central part of the front end is also a trajectory set for the airflow, and the combed airflow is guided more carefully at the door, and the airflow enters the passage embedded in the door through the air inlet below the window. Eventually, the power system will be cooled down, and some will be routed from the raised side of the car to the rear.

The McLaren P1 has a very aggressive design, and the front of the car is simpler. The black and yellow color scheme divides the low front face into two. The flat bumper behind the front bumper is a flat chassis. The shark fin spoiler in front of the wheel acts to bring more air to the front brakes to optimize cooling.

The two "big nostrils" on the surface of the trunk lid have a very direct function. Air enters through the air inlet under the head and passes through the radiator, and then the crescent shape from the two "venting" The hole is drawn out, and its shape seems to be arbitrary, but it has far-reaching significance. On the one hand, it should avoid the airflow generated by the other parts of the body to destroy the aerodynamic effect generated by other parts of the body. On the other hand, it cannot let the high-temperature air break into the center of the roof. In the engine intake, to ensure that the V8 twin-turbo engine can absorb "clean" air. Of course, this will also create a certain downforce for the front.



The rear part of the vehicle is the most colorful design of the whole vehicle. The tail light composed of the LED light strip seems to have a complicated outline of the tail. For such a super sports car, the design of the tail is often more important, because for those who are fortunate enough to see it, the only thing that is seen is its tail.

The shape of the car exemplifies the main goal of the engineer's function. They need airflow into the body or around the car, and take away excess heat.


The design concept of the McLaren P1 is derived from the F1 sports car. The new car adopts a large number of aerodynamic design, and the drag coefficient is only 0.34. It can also bring good downforce to the car body while ensuring the high speed of the air. Carbon fiber panel And the rear wing can be adjusted automatically. Frank Stephenson, the chief designer of McLaren, said that the car was designed to be like a Le Mans car with a slender and low body, a long tail platform and a large air intake. Helps the heat dissipation of the mechanical system.

At the same time, the vehicle adopts a carbon fiber body structure called "Mono Cage" by McLaren, which greatly reduces the weight of the car. However, since the roof of the "single cage" is integral with the body, the McLaren P1 will not be available in the convertible version.

The most eye-catching design on the body is the huge air inlet on the side of the door and the air inlet at the top of the door, which leads the air to the rear spoiler through a specially designed air flow channel.