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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.  IMG_1475Well 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.IMG_1474IMG_1464It goes from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds.Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 3.51.16 PM

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.