Yesterday, I was walking the dogs with two of my grown children. My son Laurent said; “Hey come look. A million dollar car!” I thought he was kidding. But he was serious. Sitting in the parking lot was a McLaren P1. I didn’t even know what that was. Well I now know that it is a beautiful car. It wasn’t made to be a race car but won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995. I really can’t image why someone would spend 1 million dollars on a car. But I think I saw my son and son-in-law drooling a bit.It goes from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds.
I found this information in Car and Driver. “The P1 is a superhero among supercars: supermodel shapely, heroically powerful, stratospherically expensive, and—here’s the one drawback—unavailable. That’s because all 375 examples of the million-dollar plus, 903-hp gas/electric hybrid land rocket have been sold. The technology amazes: There’s a 3.8-liter 727-hp V-8 paired with a 177-hp electric motor, hydro-pneumatic suspension, electro-hydraulically assisted steering, and even a rear wing that extends almost 12 inches…. ” If this fascinates you, click on the Car and Driver link. The article is really interesting.