McLaren is undoubtedly the next big name after Ferrari in the Formula-1 racing circuits. The British company started making race cars way before they started making road cars. After a disappointing 2014 and 2014 seasons McLaren brought an all new car in form of McLaren Honda MP4-30; equipped with a more improved chassis and powered by Honda RA615H hybrid powertrain.
This car marks a significant partnership between the McLaren and Honda. We all know, in between 1988 and 1991 McLaren powered by a Honda engine won four world championships consistently. This was the time when McLaren had the iconic driver in their team; Ayrton Senna, arguably the best Formula-1 driver of all time in history.
In 1992 the partnership broke and McLaren took the help from Ford and Peugeot to power their cars. After two seasons with them, McLaren turned to Mercedes, and the British-German partnership lasted for two decades. In 2015 after making partnership again with Honda McLaren hoped to win another world championship after 16 years, although that didn’t happen. However, the McLaren Honda MP4-30 signifies a few bit things. This is their first model after reconciliation and it gets power from Honda’s first Formula-1 engine since 2005. This single seater beast with refined aerodynamics, new nose box and a completely new Honda hybrid powertrain will make it to the floors of upcoming 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Well, now we have plenty of reasons to be cheered up. Yes, Honda will showcase the Formula-1 car at their stall and that will definitely become the showstopper.
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McLaren might have had a rough 2015 Formula one season; they might not have won a single race in the championship. But, toward the end of the season they did something stunning. Not on the track, but in their lab. The McLaren team made an all new concept car which is expected to become the future of Formula one racing. The gorgeous car won’t be seen on the racing track anytime soon, but this is certainly the future racing car from the British brand.
The futuristic car looks cool, and it is wrapped with loads of technologies, which keeps this car way ahead from the others. Although McLaren gave us a peek of the car, but there is no information yet about its first public appearance or when it will be seen on track. However, here, we brought a closer look and a detail review of the futuristic Formula one car. Take a look.
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This definitely got to be one of the most interesting videos that we shared with you, Autocar U.K staff Andrew Frankel was lucky enough to get to drive one of the most advanced GTR car in the World the Mclaren P1 GTR which is based on their road legal P1.
In this video you can watch Chris Goodwin who happens to be the chief Test driver for Mclaren explains every single detail to Andrew before the door gets shut and he has to control the 986 Bhp beast all by himself on track. The Mclaren P1 GTR pushes things to a whole new limit, this car will only be made available to the Mclaren P1 owners and the production of this track focused car will only begin when Mclaren completes the production process of the 375th standard P1 car.
This P1 GTR surely achieved some numbers and the figures looks something like this, the P1 GTR can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 2.8 seconds, it has an electronically limited top speed of about 350 km/h mark, it can reach the 300 km/h mark from standstill in just 16.5 seconds. Surely this figure sounds interesting and all that is possible because of the car’s lightweight, this car weighs only about 1, 440 Kilograms which is amazing.
Watch the video to get some more details of the cockpit and also how it performs on track.