McLaren teases Lanzante’s P1 Spider at Goodwood, only five units will be built
Lanzante’s McLaren P1 Spider open-top hypercar gets carbon fiber buttresses.
British hypercar marquee McLaren discontinued its P1 Spider model seven years ago in December 2015, but now there’s a new version teased at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The revised open-top hypercar comes from Lanzante, a British automotive company that specializes in servicing and restoring classic cars and also competes in motorsport events.
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The manufacturer claims that this McLaren P1 Spider is a converted model based on an existing model. In addition, only five units of the special model will be built. The car features extensive carbon fiber buttresses and incorporates newly developed air intakes. The aerodynamically optimized buttress feeds air directly to the twin turbochargers. The manufacturer claims that this modification was necessary because the original hypercar had a roof scoop.
The modified version ditches the glass roof panels. However, it gets a removable roof cover. The front winds, doors and engine cover have been modified to make the flowing lines as original as possible. The lower section of the car was modified to preserve its structural rigidity, just like the standard car.
Not only the exterior but also the cabin of the McLaren P1 Spider has been updated. It comes with upholstered seats with a different leather. Additionally, it comes with an item dubbed SuperFabric. This is supposed to be weather and UV resistant and protect the cabin from it. Additionally, the open-top hypercar comes with carbon fiber accents with a satin finish and gloss black switchgear.
Speaking of powertrain, it gets a hybrid unit that produces 903bhp of power and 900Nm of torque. The car is said to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 350 km/h.
Date of first publication: June 23, 2022, 8:13 PM IST