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You Can Buy A Mini Electric McLaren P1 And It Even Has Dihedral Doors

McLaren built an all-electric P1, but it's a little smaller than what we had in mind...

Remind me later
Mclaren - You Can Buy A Mini Electric McLaren P1 And It Even Has Dihedral Doors - News

The McLaren P1 is an incredible machine, but with small production numbers and an original price not that far off a million quid, it’s not exactly a car of the people, is it? However, Woking has now produced a P1 almost all of us should be able to afford - it costs just £375.

The catch? It’s made of plastic, and is a ride-on toy intended for people aged six and under. Although in its press release, McLaren does say of the age restriction: “at least that’s the official guidance”. Sounds like a challenge to us…

Mclaren - You Can Buy A Mini Electric McLaren P1 And It Even Has Dihedral Doors - News

The top speed is 3mph, and the Volcano Orange-only machine can rocket to that terminal speed in just two seconds. “Like every McLaren, its acceleration is startling,” McLaren says. Quite.

There are three forward gears plus a reverse gear, but the best bit is the doors. Yep, they’re dihedral, just like on the real thing.

Mclaren - You Can Buy A Mini Electric McLaren P1 And It Even Has Dihedral Doors - News

Have a kid who’d love his own McLaren, or want to try and squeeze yourself behind the wheel of this diminutive P1? It goes on sale at McLaren dealers from October.