McLaren will be showcasing at this year’s Goodwood FoS a special P1 inspired by Alain Prost. It represents the work of the firm’s bespoke division called McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and takes cues from the French livery on Prost’s helmet. The four-time Formula 1 world champion’s blue and red helmet design was applied onto this very special P1 which adopts a white body with blue graphics and red highlights.
There aren’t any mechanical tweaks prepared for this unique P1 so the hybrid supercar continues to pack the same 916 bhp and 900 Nm combined output coming from a twin-turbo mid-mounted V8 3.8-liter engine working together with a 179 bhp electric motor. It’s good enough for a 0-100 kmph run in less than 3 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 350 kmph.
The McLaren P1 inspired by Alain Prost will be showcased at the Goodwood Festival of Speed alongside one of the rarest models ever made by McLaren, an F1 GT. This particular car has the chassis number #58F1GT and is one of the three cars built specifically to homologate the iconic McLaren F1 Longtail for the 1997 GT season.
In addition, McLaren will also be bringing the 570S Coupe, 650S Spider and 675 Long Tail along with the 650S Le Mans which was inspired by the McLaren F1 GTR #01R.
In related news, McLaren has announced plans to introduce a brand new model in 2016 and another one in 2017. Both of them will be part of the newly established entry-level Sports Series lineup and it is believed the cars in question are the 570S Spider and the 570S Gran Turismo. The UK supercar builder also said the 375th and final P1 is going to be assembled in the following months, thus concluding production of the company’s flagship model which served as a replacement for the iconic F1 of the 90s.