Wheelsandmore has a new set of wheels for the McLaren P1

Article by Christian A., on January 21, 2014

The McLaren P1 hybrid hypercar is already the perfect car for many car enthusiasts but for those who want more Wheelsandmore has a solution. The well-known tuning company installed a new set of multipiece 20-inch wheels on the front and 21-inch on the drive axle. The wheelcenter design F.I.W.E. was customized with a full carbon tube.

Moreover, the center-lock design and the concave wheelcenter design are visually gaining the supercar´s look as well. If you don't like these wheels you should also check Gemballa's GForged-one wheels. Under the hood, there is the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 737 hp and 720 Nm of torque. Moreover, the McLaren P1 also carries an electric motor that delivers 179 hp and a maximum torque of 260 Nm.

The electric motor comes mounted directly on the engine and helps the vehicle deliver a maximum output of 916 hp. The power is delivered via the dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox tot he rear wheels.

McLaren P1 is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in under 7 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in 17 seconds.

Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h or 217 mph. In order to maintain exclusivity, McLaren will build only 375 units. If you want one, we have bad news for you: all the units are sold! The McLaren P1 has a price tag of 1 million euros and is a rival fort he Porsche 918 Spyder and the extreme Ferrari LaFerrari.

Like what people have come to expect from McLaren, it was engineering that led the design of the new P1. With this model, nothing is unnecessary and it is always function first followed by form. Similar to a Formula 1 car, everything in the P1 was placed there for a reason. The design of this two-seater mid-engine model shows the aerodynamic requirements desire in order to achieve a rather ambitious downforce goal. However, it was important as well that this new model remain to be a striking and very beautiful “supersports” car.

One objective that the design team needed to meet was known as “light and agile.” To make this happen, it meant that the design needed to be “shrink wrapped” around this model’s mechanicals. This resulted in the vehicle being lightweight and as compact as it can be. Aside from being composed of carbon fiber, a lightweight material, McLaren made sure that the number of body panels would be retained to a minimum. Because of the use of strong carbon construction, it meant that the body panels would be able to multi-task.

Thus, they can function as load-bearing supports and at the same time as aero-honed ducts. Through the strong carbon construction as well, they are indeed beautifully finished but intricately shaped. Overall, the number of main panels is limited to five. These are the doors, bonnet in the front, and the clamshells in both the front and the rear.

Chief Design Engineer Dan Parry-Williams says that the P1 is a good example of the core values McLaren has. He adds that it has great packaging, showcases aerodynamics, lightweight, and fitted with cutting-edge technology. He continues and states that even at the start, the brand wanted a car that customers can drive to the racing track and by simply pressing a button, be able to race it immediately.

He goes on to say that the main priority was remarkable composure coupled with high-speed performance. Making this happen, he says, was the cutting-edge aerodynamics. McLaren wanted a car, Parry-Williams reveals, that was not simply connected but one that was predictable regardless of the speed.

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