The McLaren P1 is undoubtedly a modern automotive engineering masterpiece. But this particular P1 is even more special, as it’s not just any one of those 375 examples that rolled off McLaren’s production line, this is Jenson Button’s P1. And it’s up for sale with just 887 km on the clock.
Yup, for a ‘mere’ £1.6 million (A$2.9M at current exchange rates), Button’s P1 could become your P1. The Formula 1 Champion put the hypercar up for sale on Instagram, saying: “I’ve decided to put my McLaren P1 up for sale so that someone else can enjoy her. It’s a tough decision but living in America I don’t really get the chance to drive this beauty,” he said. “I did give her a final blast up to Silverstone for WEC last month though!”
One of the rarest and fastest supercars on the planet, the P1 is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine producing 542 kW (737 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 720 Nm of torque from 4,000 rpm. This is combined with an electric motor adding an extra 132 kW (179 hp) and 260Nm of torque. In total, the McLaren P1 has a combined power output of 674 kW (916 hp) and 900 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed twin-clutch Graziano gearbox, enabling a 0 to 100km/h sprint time of just 2.8 seconds, en route to a limited top speed of 350km/h.
Button’s bespoke P1 beautifully is finished in Grauschwartz Grey paint with Stealth Pack and MSO grey/black Alcantara interior. Other customised options include Carbon Fibre Door Mirrors and Arms, Lightweight Forged Wheels, TPMS, Carbon Ceramic Brakes with yellow Calipers, Alcantara Dashboard/Door Inserts/Sunvisors, Cadmium Yellow Contrast Stitching, Meridian Sound System, Vehicle Tracking System, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, and the MSO “Track Mode 2” option which is a £20,000 (A$35,500) option that gives the P1 the ability to enter into a road-legal version of “Race Mode.”
Button moved to Los Angeles last year after retiring from Grand Prix racing. Along with purchasing a £5 million sprawling five-bedroom pad, the British racing driver also took delivery of a brand-new McLaren 675LT, which is spec’ed similarly to his P1.