UPDATE: Collecting Cars has broken the online-only car auction record, selling a 433-mile McLaren P1 for $1,600,888. It is the only online platform for collectible cars that achieved such a high sales price.
A single-owned McLaren P1 hypercar in virtually as-new condition and with an impressively low 433 miles from new, has gone live on online auction platform Collecting Cars. One of just 375 examples, the Elite Fire Black car remains completely original with no flaws or repairs. Featuring the Carbon Fibre Racing Seats, trimmed in Carbon Black leather and Alcantara, and accented by Harissa Red stitching, the interior cabin is also in pristine condition.
The 1395kg McLaren P1 features a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque chassis weighing only 90kg and clothed in carbon body panels. The twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 delivers 727hp and is further assisted by a 177hp electric motor, giving the P1 the capability to sprint from zero to 62mph in just 2.8 seconds, zero to 124mph in 6.8 seconds, and going on to a top speed of 217mph.
Also featured are F1-derived active aerodynamics, as well as an Instant Power Assist System (IPAS), Drag Reduction System (DRS), and a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS). Accompanying the car are the third- and fourth-year annual servicing documents, including the most recent scheduled maintenance at 337 miles at a cost of $7,062.42.
The McLaren P1 is an incredible contemporary supercar, and this sale represents a great opportunity to acquire an exceptionally low-mileage, one-owner car. The P1 ushered in a new era of petrol-electric performance and remains highly collectible as one of the hypercar ‘holy trinity’ of its era. – Edward Lovett, founder of Collecting Cars
Car auction Collecting Cars offers significantly better value for sellers and buyers alike. There is no listing fee for sellers and they receive 100% of the hammer price. For buyers, the premium on auction lots is levied at just 5% (+ VAT for UK buyers) – lower than traditional auction houses, which typically charge 12% or more – and is capped at £6,000. On hammer prices above £100,000 this means that the buyer’s premium is even less than 6%.