McLaren P1 - The King of FLAMETHROWERS
One word: WOW. McLaren's new P1 hypercar is a force to be reckoned with, a
903bhp force at that. Taking to the circuit at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, two
factory P1s demonstrate some tremendous flames from the centre-mounted Exhaust pipe.
It's a known fact that the temperatures at the exit of the Exhaust on the P1 can reach 900 degrees, and
here you can see exactly how that results under load on the circuit on a
lovely evening. With almost endless streams of blue flame licking the air
behind the car it blasts around the track, occasionally spitting out a
mini-fireball for good measure.
Over the last year I've filmed an excessive number of Lamborghini
Aventadors dominating the Flamethrower club, but do we have a new King?
I was attending the McLaren Owner's event where 12C owners were invited to
come for a hot lap in the P1, I can tell you now it was quite an
experience! With my Sony Actioncam strapped to the rear of the car it saw a
lot of action.
Thanks for watching, Tim
The McLaren P1 Test. On Road and Track - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris drives the new $1.2 million McLaren P1 at the Yas Marina Grand
Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi UAE. Before taking to the track at night, Chris
Harris chats with Chris Goodwin, the Chief Test Driver for McLaren
Automotive to discuss the technology of McLaren's latest offering, perhaps
the definition of the modern day hypercar.
Fair warning, the McLaren Chris Harris drives in this video is the XP7, the
pre-production prototype for P1. The car has had a long life over the past
15 months, driving around the world and clocking over 40,000 hard miles.
McLaren F1 Flips Over Aftermath CRASH
This is possibly the most shocking accident I have ever witnessed. While
following a McLaren F1, a driver stopped to tell me that just 1km before
another F1 just had a massive crash. We ran on the site and saw a white
McLaren F1 upside down in a ditch. We're not sure about the dynamics of the
crash but probably the speed let the driver lose the control of the car on
the grass, flip over and crash into a tree in the ditch. The car has
reported massive damages but hopefully the driver didn't reported any
injuries; the passenger reported a few minor injuries and looked shocked.
For privacy reasons I had to blur the plate of the F1, as well as the
McLaren technicians, big thanks to my buddy WorldSupercars to that:
Red McLaren F1 in Convoy to Wilton 2014
The highlight car at the 2014 Wilton Classic & Supercars was this stunning
red McLaren F1, even picking up a prize in the process. We were fortunate
enough to catch it in the supercar convoy before some further shots at the
Thanks for watching, Tim