The McLaren P1

Britain's newest hyper car is called the McLaren P1 and was on display at the Geneva Motor Show after its world launch in Paris. It uses the same twin-turbo V8 that is in the current MP4 12C, although this car has a KERS electric motor that produces 176 bhp.

Sergio Perez and McLaren CEO Ron Dennis presented the P1 at the Show last week. Perez will race for the McLaren Formula One team this season alongside Jenson Button. This will add to the rivalry between Ferrari and McLaren both on and off the race track.

Many at the Geneva Motor Show were comparing the P1 McLaren to the new LaFerrari as both cars look quite similar, both have KERS systems, both are limited editions and with similar price tags.

At first glance the P1 looks a not too dissimilar size to the MP4 12 C road car with comparable dimensions. Its design is dominated by the McLaren tick logo, which can be seen in the front lights. The shape is otherwise clean and streamlined, with two large air vents in the bonnet designed for down force and cooling.

Ron Dennis said at the Geneva Motor Show: The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage.

McLarens automotive managing director Antony Sheriff went on to say: Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest production road car on a circuit. Our goal is to make the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced supercar ever made.

The Loughran family were among 60 guests that were given a World exclusive look at the car in the factory before its Paris launch. Since then the car maker has confirmed more details such as the power output which is 903bhp. More details are yet to come but its clearly going to be a ground breaking car with huge Global demand.