The McLaren P1 is rare with only 300 production examples built, but the car you see here is particularly unusual. This vehicle, XP05, is one of only 14 experimental prototypes constructed by McLaren to develop the P1, and surviving is one of five. And now at Tom Hartley Jnr in England it’s mentioned for sale.
As far as P1s go, XP05 lived an exciting life. It was first used for growth of both gearbox and fuel injection, then shown in complete GTR forms in Geneva and New York in 2015. McLaren then removed the vehicle back to its carbon shell and reconstructed it for a fortunate client to produce specs. So, XP05 was all over the globe, but it’s almost a fresh vehicle.
The first proprietor stated that McLaren would repaint XP05 in the classic orange color of the company, putting on the clock only 300 miles. It was then sold in 2017 to a second proprietor who drove with the vehicle an additional 53 miles. XP05 comes as a workhorse prototype with all the test notes from its days and a full history file. It’s as cool as it gets to a P1.
Given the special past of this P1, don’t expect it to be inexpensive. It was listed on Tom Hartley Jnr’s website for £ 1,350,000. With ordinary low-mileage P1 prices hovering within the range of $1-2 million, we would say it’s a reasonable amount.