How to design a McLaren P1
TG speaks to the man who penned Woking’s new hybrid hypercar
Posted: 03 Apr 2013
The heat blasting out of the back generates a bit of a headache. "The innovation started not by taking air in from the side of the car, but to ram it into the car" says Frank. "So what we did was put the main intakes on the shoulders of the car. Nobody's ever done that. But the problem of taking it from the shoulders is that you have to get cold, clean air into the intakes, and into a snorkel for the turbos." His solution was to find a way to split the air so it went between the snorkel and shoulders of the car, avoiding the hot air coming out of the radiator at the front.