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How you know your video is awesome: When it blows someone away so much that they make mistakes they don't normally make. I think that's a 9000RPM redline, not 9 gears..

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Well Andy C you beat me to the line with your posting, you must be driving the new P1. Cheers....����
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How you know your video is awesome: When it blows someone away so much that they make mistakes they don't normally make. I think that's a 9000RPM redline, not 9 gears..

PS: Thanks for the tip MikeyB
I guess your iPhone has stopped working too.
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I wanna know what the blue shift light is for...
guess I find out tomorrow..
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I guess your iPhone has stopped working too.
Lol. Kay, lemme try that again..

Well, most precise I could get with a final try is 2.1 seconds for 0-84Km/h.

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interestingly I guess powertrain and handling are in track mode, but you see the 'normal' rev counter... i guess the shift lights must be manually switchable somehow, otherwise you would have thought they'd be automatic when you select track/track

and am guessing temperature is an issue when running at max attack otherwise we wouldn't have the temperature front and centre

edit: i guess we have race mode also, as opposed to track/track which we are currently used to

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Damn, you beat me to it!! That is AWESOME stuff.... I was literally rendered speechless when I watched it.

And my expression was like this LITERALLY

I LOVE the shift lights, and the graphic shown when the wing deploys and configurations are switched from Road to Sport / Sport to Race / Road to Race.

A 9000RPM redline looks pretty wild too.

That hardcore engine note is pretty mind-blowing too.

Amazing stuff!

The sneaky folks faded it out just before it got to 100Km/h though, so can't time that... But at least we know 1st gear will get it to around 84Km/h. And judging by my iPhone's timer, after a few repeated timings to get it right, that was 0-84Km/h in 2.1 seconds.... Which means we're potentially looking at a low sub-2.5 second 0-100Km/h time..

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I know my first unedited version of that post wrongly mentioned a 9 speed gearbox, and although that sounds like a tad too many gears to play with on the road, after some discussion with other folks, I also wouldn't discount the possibility of McLaren doing something extraordinary and revolutionary with the transmission to make something like that possible. They are, after all, all about pushing the boundaries of what is possible in a road supercar.

I think what we're seeing here is what I'd like to call The F1 Effect. Back in 1992, the F1 pretty much blew everyone's minds in terms of what was possible in a road car, and it reset the rules and goalposts of supercar design and engineering by such a huge margin that it was nearly unbelievable. And history has a habit of repeating itself..

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Interestingly this P1 XP prototype seems to be running around without the additional vents behind the front wheels, although it might not actually need them depending on what it's testing.

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interestingly I guess powertrain and handling are in track mode, but you see the 'normal' rev counter... i guess the shift lights must be manually switchable somehow, otherwise you would have thought they'd be automatic when you select track/track

and am guessing temperature is an issue when running at max attack otherwise we wouldn't have the temperature front and centre

edit: i guess we have race mode also, as opposed to track/track which we are currently used to
You're right. Have you seen how the height of the car is lowered from the "track" mode?

I bet that there will be a more extreme mode.
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You're right. Have you seen how the height of the car is lowered from the "track" mode?

I bet that there will be a more extreme mode.
difficult to know.. in paris they were referring to the car being in track mode, which i think corresponds to the lowest you see here..
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difficult to know.. in paris they were referring to the car being in track mode, which i think corresponds to the lowest you see here..
Just trust me... I've got my sources . Why do you think that they are talking about "Race ready"?
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Just trust me... I've got my sources . Why do you think that they are talking about "Race ready"?
agreed makes sense..
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I like the look of the instrument panel. Clean and simple, just like the 12c. McLaren really kick-ass when it comes to designing dashboards. F1, 12c, P1 are all fantastic.
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Also to note in those photo's is that they are using a totally different mechanical system to deploy the rear wing. Interesting.
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