McLaren P1 XP2R is Nothing Special

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Pat yourself on the back if you said the P1 prototype spied at the Nurburgring was nothing more than a stock model.

Spy shots of what appeared to be a special McLaren P1 prototype were apparently nothing more than a revised test mule of a standard model. The British carmaker has confirmed to compatriot's Autocar the McLaren P1 XP2R spied at the Nurburgring is not a special edition. Explaining the badging, McLaren said the “XP” denotes early test, "eXperimental," cars, the ‘2’ indicates it’s the second test car (as we assumed) and the ‘R’ refers to it being a revised prototype.

The news is not wholly surprising given the P1 has yet to hit showrooms, but we can’t feel a little aggrieved McLaren isn’t working on a beefed-up variant of the hybrid hypercar. Maybe next year. In the meantime, check it out cruising the Ring alongside a Porsche 918 Spyder and Lamborghini Aventador.

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