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Chris Harris on the McLaren P1

Chris Harris drives the McLaren P1 - Autoweek#

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Thank you for the hint, Terry !
Simply a fantastic car. If you look closely at the spec nothing will surprise one by watching the video. This car is a Pearl especially also against the Porsche 918 IMO who is on the defensive side already by being much heavier. Harris says it right: "This is a new thing...a new world".
Great for the few to experience it on the track, because that is probably the only place to really enjoy the load of ingredients within the P1.

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That suspension is the future.

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Capo- Some of the same features as a Citroen, but a bit more advanced and quite a bit quicker. Some of the latest aircraft are going to electro-hydraulic flight controls, and that cuts down on leaks. Have not seen exactly how McLaren's system works.

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Capo- Some of the same features as a Citroen, but a bit more advanced and quite a bit quicker. Some of the latest aircraft are going to electro-hydraulic flight controls, and that cuts down on leaks. Have not seen exactly how McLaren's system works.
I believe McLaren has not opted for the gas part of CitroŽn's hydropneu suspension, so it's only hydro. Would that mean that they have metal springs? The oil I would believe is only for damping and levelling.

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Also Clarkson's review showed how special this car is, much more then I personally expected.
The more I watch P1's review the more I am curious about the LaFerrari: the comparison is getting more and more exciting as it used to be several years ago and it is the challenge of two different philosophies.
The data about the massive downforce generated by the P1's rear wing really makes me wonder how Ferrari managed to avoid a similar solution and still keep the car on the ground…
Great review, great video and, of course, great car.
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As much as I hate to say it, the P1 is going to give the LaFerrari it's run for it's money....
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