Published on Feb 12, 2014
One word: WOW. McLaren's new P1 hypercar is a force to be reckoned with, a 903bhp force at that. Taking to the circuit at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, two factory P1s demonstrate some tremendous flames from the centre-mounted exhaust pipe.
It's a known fact that the temperatures at the exit of the exhaust on the P1 can reach 900 degrees, and here you can see exactly how that results under load on the circuit on a lovely evening. With almost endless streams of blue flame licking the air behind the car it blasts around the track, occasionally spitting out a mini-fireball for good measure.
Over the last year I've filmed an excessive number of Lamborghini Aventadors dominating the Flamethrower club, but do we have a new King?
I was attending the McLaren Owner's event where 12C owners were invited to come for a hot lap in the P1, I can tell you now it was quite an experience! With my Sony Actioncam strapped to the rear of the car it saw a lot of action.
Thanks for watching, Tim