If you just won $50 million in the lottery and your first thought was I’m going to buy a McLaren P1 then you are too late to get a new one. Production of the last P1 has just finished, so anybody wanting to own the hybrid supercar will have to find one on the second hand market.
Production of the P1 road car was limited to just 375. For those looking to purchase one used, don’t expect for the value to go down, instead you are likely to pay more than the cost of a new P1 thanks to demand. This is the type of ultra high performance machine that doesn’t get hit with depreciation as other cars do.
The assembly of the P1 was not a quick task. To guarantee the highest standards and workmanship each car took an average of 17 days to assemble with the production line at full capacity. The first car started getting built in the summer of 2013. Each of the 375 road legal produced were sold before production began. That means that the owner of the last McLaren P1 made has waited for about 2.5 years.
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Automotive: “The McLaren P1 has achieved more than we ever expected of it since it was first previewed little over three years ago, both as a new generation of supercar, and in enhancing the McLaren brand globally.”
“As the direct ancestor to the fabled McLaren F1 – and the first in a new breed of hybrid-powered supercars – it had big shoes to fill, and it has more than succeeded. It has established itself as a true contender, proving to be more than a worthy rival on both road and track against long established rivals. It has done a fantastic job of becoming the halo product for the McLaren Automotive brand as we have grown the business into the three tiered, profitable outfit that we are today.”