2014 McLaren P1 Sterling Grey Bespoke

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With production capped at 375 units, the McLaren P1 is a rare car to begin with. However, that doesn't limit the potential for further customization.

Starting from the front, McLaren used silver finishing on the aluminum radiator grilles that sit below the glossy carbon fiber bumper. The hood showcases a McLaren Orange speedmark, and the entire car in fact uses McLaren Orange as an accent against the Sterling Grey, including on the brake calipers.

The rear of the car uses 24 carat gold heatshields, as gold has the best thermal reflectivity of any metal. This is a nod to the P1's heritage, as the predecessor F1 also used gold (during a time when gold was far less costly), and McLaren Formula 1 cars continue to use it.

The upper section of the twin element rear wing is body color, while the lower is naked carbon fiber, and rest on orange wing pistons. A bespoke aluminum grille rests above the carbon fiber bumper.

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Price -- Production 1
Engine 3.8 liter V8 hybrid Weight --
Aspiration twin turbochargers Torque 664 lb-ft combined
HP 903 hp combined HP/Weight --
HP/Liter -- 1/4 mile --
0-62 mph 2.8 seconds Top Speed 217 mph (electronically limited)

(from McLaren Press Release) 2014 McLaren P1 Sterling Grey Bespoke

The bespoke McLaren Special Operations division was launched in 2011, and offers a full personalisation service for McLaren owners. The dedicated division grew out of McLaren’s Customer Care programme, which goes back more than 20 years to the days of the McLaren F1 roadcar, and continues to look after servicing and maintaining cherished F1s for owners, as well as undertaking personalisation work for all McLaren models.

Commissioned by a North American customer, the McLaren P1™ to be shown features a host of bespoke options which subtly mark this car out, and is on display publicly for the first time. Using the famous McLaren Orange paint throughout to accent the aerodynamic form of the groundbreaking car, the Pebble Beach debut is a showcase of what MSO can offer on the McLaren P1™.

The unique example of the 916PS, 217 mph hypercar is subtly modified to mark this example out from the other 170 examples which have been built to date. At the front, silver finishing to the aluminium radiator grilles sit below the gloss carbon fibre bumper. Above this, a McLaren Orange speedmark adorns the bonnet. On closer inspection, these subtle and considered upgrades run throughout the entire car, and combine to create a truly stunning one-off example.

The bodywork is finished in exclusive Sterling Grey, with the rich metallic finish complemented by gloss carbon fibre, and punctuated by further McLaren Orange accents. Along the profile of the car, brake callipers finished in the heritage colour are mounted behind body-coloured alloy wheels, while an orange ‘P1’ logo on the leading edge of the rear wheelarch is inspired by the labelling used on the test mules during the development of the McLaren P1™.

The dramatic rear of the car is enhanced further by the fitment of 24 carat gold heatshields around the engine bay and inconel exhaust. The material, famously used on the no-compromise McLaren F1 of the 1990s and still used today on McLaren Formula 1™ cars, due to its reflective and heat resistance qualities, is a contrast against the dark paintwork and Satin Nickel-finished Stealth Pack. The upper surface of the twin element rear wing is finished in body colour, while the lower is bare carbon fibre, further amplifying the stealthy appearance. This sits on top of McLaren Orange detailing, with the upper sections of the wing pistons adding further contrast. A bespoke aluminium grille is fitted above the carbon fibre bumper, and is framed by the iconic LED tail light design.

The interior has been tailored with extensive use of carbon fibre and Alcantara®, with the upholstery used on the bespoke MSO steering wheel. The lightweight carbon shell racing seats are fitted with a four-point harness, while further subtle contrasting details feature throughout with Stone Grey binding and stitching on all upholstery, and McLaren Orange accents on the centre console. Custom Satin Nickel-finished airvents mimic the finish found on the exterior exhaust finisher.