McLaren P1 makes public debut at Goodwood

McLaren P1 makes public debut at Goodwood


McLaren P1 makes public debut at Goodwood


The new 900hp McLaren P1 was seen in motion for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, as part of a wide array from the marque as the company celebrated its 50th anniversary at the UK gathering of historic racecars.

New versions of the 12C also made their global debuts at the event. The McLaren 50 12C spider showcases the custom styling options available to customers, while the 12C GT Can-Am Edition pays tribute to the manufacturer’s success in the Can-Am championship.

Billed as the “ultimate track car,” McLaren describes the 12C GT as the “rawest and most powerful 12C built to date.”

Alongside the road cars, McLaren brought its current Formula 1 drivers Jenson Button and Sergio Perez to run some of its historic F1 cars at Goodwood’s hillclimb event. Among them will be Ayrton Senna’s title-winning MP4/4 from 1988 and Mika Hakkinen’s 1998 championship-winning MP4-13. The Hakkinen car still holds the current record for the hillclimb course at 41.6sec, which it set back in 1999.