How to design a McLaren P1
TG speaks to the man who penned Woking’s new hybrid hypercar
Posted: 03 Apr 2013
Only 375 P1s are being built, each costing £866,000. Production starts later this year. But it's got one hell of a rival in the new LaFerrari. So what does Stephenson - a former Fiat Group employee - think of Maranello's masterpiece? "I think the car is about trying - trying - to look dramatic," he says, "it doesn't come across to me as being one hundred per cent efficient in the design. It's new, it's got the wow factor and is definitely more attractive than the Enzo ever was. "The Enzo didn't come across to me as Italian. This one does look Italian but it looks like those girls who are dressed to kill at 9am. But it does look lot more sensual than other cars. It's a lot like a pretty girl... but she's got a lot of scars on her."