Lot 133

Dubai

2014 McLaren P1

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$1,006,250 USD | Sold

United Arab Emirates Flag | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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SBM12ABB6EW000051
  • The world’s first hybrid supercar, with electric motor boosting power to 903 brake horsepower
  • Finished in Mercury Red over a Harissa Red Leather and Slate Grey Alcantara interior
  • Features extensive application of carbon fibre, including on front and rear bumpers, side panels, air vents, rear clam inserts, and rear wing
  • Just one owner from new; originally delivered to the Middle East
  • Odometer reads just 7,205 kilometres
  • Flat battery needs to be replaced for car to run
Addendum: Please note this lot has entered the UAE on a temporary import bond, which must be cancelled either by exporting the lot outside of the UAE on an approved Bill of Lading with supporting customs documentation or by paying the applicable VAT and import duties to have the lot remain in the UAE.

Further to this, please note that this car requires a cosmetic recommissioning to return it to factory standard.

As McLaren began production of the P1 in 2013, the British marque pipped rivals including Ferrari and Porsche to lay claim to the world’s first hybrid supercar. With its outrageously powerful 3.8-litre V-8 engine boosted by a 131 kilowatt electric motor, the P1 produced a combined 903 brake horsepower, and an equally prodigious 664 pound-feet of torque.

The hybrid powertrain provided other benefits, too, smoothing power delivery as the engine’s twin turbochargers spooled, while gifting the P1 with a short electric-only driving range. It also made it one of the quickest-accelerating production cars at the time, with 0-100 km/h arriving in 2.8 seconds, and 0-200 km/h in 6.8 seconds, on the way to a maximum speed of 350 km/h.

Designed by McLaren’s Frank Stephenson (whose signature appears towards the lip of the front boot), the P1’s body incorporated active aerodynamics, including an airbrake spoiler, and the ability to be lowered by 50 millimetres in its race setting. McLaren’s interlinked hydropneumatic dampers could also be stiffened by up to 300 per cent in this mode, making the P1 hugely capable on a racetrack, yet still sufficiently supple for road use.

Delivered in summer 2014 to the consigning owner in Kuwait, this P1 rolled off the production line with Mercury Red paintwork, contrasted by swathes of optional carbon fibre bodywork. Of note, this example was specified with carbon fibre front and rear bumpers, side panels, vents, rear clam inserts, and rear wing. Inside the cabin, the driver is greeted by matching Harissa Red leather, that is further complemented by a Slate Grey Alcantara theme.

Offered with invoices detailing its service history, the McLaren was serviced by the Kuwait City-based Ali Alghanim & Sons in 2017, when its odometer read 6,937 kilometres. For the next two years, the car remained static, with workshop invoices for 2018 and 2019 stating the same odometer reading. In 2021, a service invoice by Ali Alghanim & Sons noted the odometer at 7,205 kilometres. At the time of cataloguing, the P1’s hybrid battery is flat. Without inspecting the car, UK-based McLaren specialist Lanzante quoted around £170,000 to rectify the issue with a battery replacement. It should be noted that the car cannot run until this fault is rectified. At the time of cataloguing the odometer reads 7,205 kilometres, and the McLaren remains with its first owner.

The McLaren P1 is poised to become a future classic. Rarer than both of its contemporary rivals, the LaFerrari and Porsche 918, it will remain a high point in McLaren’s storied history. It is a vehicle that combines the very best technology, developed and pioneered by McLaren in Formula 1, used to craft one of the most exciting, dynamic, and technologically advanced cars on the ever built.