The chassis also has the same carbon-fiber passenger tub as the MP4-12C and all of its body panels are also composed from that lightweight and extremely durable material. Any exposed metal such as the mesh vents will be made of titanium alloy. All told, the car will weigh less than 2,900 lbs. Although the P1 is rear-wheel-drive, there could end up being some kind of electric propulsion for the front wheels. McLaren also stated that the upcoming Porsche
918 Spyder will not be a competitor. Instead, the also upcoming Ferrari
F150 Enzo successor will be the P1's main target.