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McLaren P1 production has ended. Sad face

McLaren's 375th and final hybrid hypercar rolls off the line. But there's good news...

Published: 10 Dec 2015

A moment of silence, please, for the McLaren P1.

The final one has rolled off the production line, drawing to a close the most technologically advanced, if not quite the fastest, chapter of McLaren’s road car career so far.

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All 375 P1s have now been produced, with P1 one (silver) and P1 375 (orange) pictured together above.

Two years and three months separate their production, with each P1 taking around 800 hours to produce, 105 different people involved in the manufactuing of each one.

North and South America received most of P1 production - around 34 per cent - with Europe getting a quarter of the 375-strong run.

You can recap fully on the P1 here. But it's an understatement to say creating a modern-day successor to the legendary McLaren F1 was never going to be easy.

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So instead of aiming to best its 241mph top speed and utterly driver-focused ethos, McLaren instead looked to make one of the cleverest supercars of all time.

Technological highlights are numerous. How about a 903bhp petrol-electric drivetrain? Downforce levels akin to a ginormously winged GT3 racing car? Braking components influenced by space travel?

Of course there was performance, too, with a 2.8-second 0-62mph time, a 217mph top speed and a sub-seven minute lap of the Nürburgring.

Don’t shed too many tears, though; the end of P1 production simply means that manufacturing of its simply deranged - and even quicker - track sibling, the P1 GTR, can get into full swing. Every cloud, and all that…

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