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McLaren P1 to make its driving debut at 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The new McLaren P1 supercar is heading for the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed to make its driving debut in the Supercar run.

We’ve also had McLaren F1 new boy Sergio Perez driving the P1 round the Top Gear Dunsfold track and Ron Dennis telling us he got round the Top Gear track in the P1 a good 10 seconds quicker than any other road car ever has. But now we’re actually going to see the McLaren P1 driven in anger.

McLaren has revealed that the P1 is heading for the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July when it will take part in the legendary Supercar run – one of 43 supercars taking part – and strut its 903bhp power up the Goodwood hillclimb. Which should be a sight worth seeing.

But it won’t just be the McLaren P1 heading down the road from Woking to Goodwood, McLaren will also be taking their F1 team – to be joined by, amongst others, Red Bull, Mercedes, Ferrari and Lotus – as the world’s best petrolhead festival plays out on the Goodwood Estate from 12-14 July to celebrate all things petrol, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, 90 years of Le Mans, 50 years of McLaren Racing and 50 years of Lamborghini – not to mention 20 years of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

It’d probably be wise to get your FoS tickets now.

By Cars UK