One of the coolest hyper cars at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, which incidentally got the least attention, was this one-of-a-kind Brown Carbon McLaren P1. Another product of McLaren Special Operations, this multi-million dollar chocolate cake actually relies on a simple visual trick to look unique.
The Brown Carbon McLaren P1, which at first glance appears to be made out of some special brown-colored carbon fiber, is in reality a Volcano Orange P1 with the orange panels given a heavy tint. I guess you could also call this color “Burned” Volcano Orange since that is what it looks like. In any case, a brown finish seems to suit the P1 rather well. In fact, darker, more serious colors just work better on this car than flashy, vibrant and excessively shiny finishes.
McLaren P1 Highlights:
- Aero-led design produces more downforce than any other production road car
- 916PS (903 hp) generated by 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine coupled to an electric motor gives tremendous power and instant throttle response with an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph)
- Active ride height, and aerodynamics work with large adjustable rear wing to give ground effect suction and optimised downforce
- IPAS (Instant Power Assist System) and DRS (Drag Reduction System) offer instant boost of power and straight-line speed
- The MonoCage is one of the lightest carbon fibre full-body structures used in any road car to date, weighing 90kg. This weight includes the roof and lower structures, roof snorkel, engine air intake cavity, battery and power electronics housing
- MonoCage chassis includes fibres more than five times the strength of the best grade titanium, and includes the use of Kevlar
- 0 to 300 km/h in less than 17 seconds – five seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1