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Youngster tests McLaren’s first electric car

November 24, 2016 | By | In News
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McLaren’s first electric car – based on the McLaren P1 – has been tested at Goodwood Race Circuit by one of course’s youngest ever drivers.

Four-year-old Leo got behind the wheel and after a couple of laps declared the car now ready for production – just in time for Christmas.

The diminutive Ride-On McLaren P1™ is aimed at enthusiasts under the age of six and differs from its larger brother in two important areas.

Firstly, it has a central driving position, just like the iconic McLaren F1.  Secondly, the young will be able to experience what adults never could:  an open-top McLaren P1.

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Yet cleverly the design still retains McLaren’s signature dihedral doors.  And like every McLaren, its acceleration is startling.  The zero to maximum speed dash takes just two seconds, maximum speed being a heady 3mph.

The car surges into life via a one-button stop/start function. An MP3 player and audio system is standard and helpfully already pre-programmed with every popular nursery rhyme.

It also features a reverse gear in addition to its three speed, forward transmission. Handy if you’ve arrived early for your appointment with Father Christmas.

James Ash

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Content Marketing Executive at Motors.co.uk

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