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This Ultra-Rare McLaren P1 Has A Bargain Price Tag

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As far as McLaren P1s go.

If you happen to be in the market for a McLaren P1 then we have something quite exceptional for you to consider. Thing is, this is not a normal P1 but rather one of 14 ‘Experimental Prototypes’ built for development purposes. This one, XP05, is the sole survivor, and now it can be yours. It’s up for sale on Tom Hanley Jnr, located in England. XP05 has had a fascinating life, starting off for both gearbox and Bosch fuel-injection development.

In 2015, it was later displayed as a GTR show car at Geneva and New York. McLaren then stripped it down to its carbon fiber Monocage and rebuilt it to the same specification as the final production cars for resale. It didn’t take long for someone to beg McLaren to take their money.

XP05’s first owner requested for it to repainted in the automaker’s signature orange shade and added a bunch of MSO options, and then only drove it for 300 miles before selling in 2017. The second owner put a grand total of 53 miles on its clock. Grand total: 353 miles. It’ll be up to its third owner to decide how much a stunning machine like this should be driven.

The sale includes a complete history of XP05’s testing days as a workhorse and all other relevant details. And, of course, it’s powered by the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 connected to an electric motor for a grand total of 903 horsepower and 723 lb-ft of torque. All of that power is directed to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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The asking price is listed at £1,350,000, or about $1.7 million according to the latest conversion rates. P1s that were part of the regular production run vary in price, some costing around the same while others range up to around $2 million. Given this P1’s history and its sole survivor prototype-turned road car status, we’d say this is a solid deal for any serious collector.

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