Across Europe in the McLaren P1
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Ford blasts from Spa to Britain in the 903bhp hybrid hypercar… and ends up on a closed runway. Oh yes
Posted: 01 Jul 2015
It's not actually called Beast mode, but pull to a stop and engage the Race setting, and the P1 starts to stretch and flex like a bird of prey just before it goes and does something raptorish to a mouse. The suspension drops 50mm, tucking the wheels into the arches, the rear wing with that weird C-section blade rises up a good 300mm. Automotive T'ai-Chi, and just as hypnotic. Then, after all the transformational theatrics, all that remained was to press the Launch button, hold the car on the brake with my left foot while flattening the accelerator, wait for the boost to reach optimum, release, and inhale my own teeth.