The test drive you’ve all been waiting for has arrived.
You’re not going to be overly surprised by our favorite auto-scribe’s findings on the 916-hp McLaren P1 hypercar. But his near half-an-hour unpacking of what he feels is the ultimate road car on the planet deserves your full attention. The setting is Abu Dhabi. First on the streets for a road test where he’s accompanied (for insurance reasons) by chief McLaren test driver Chris Goodwin, and then at the Yas Marina Circuit where, having been given permission to “spank” the P1, does exactly that.
You’ve seen numerous pictures of the P1, read thousands of words written about it. But this is the first thorough test-drive of a car like no other before it. Sit back, relax, and prepare to be illuminated.