The First McLaren P1 In New Zealand Is Full Of Kiwis

The first P1 delivered to New Zealand was built by McLaren Special Operations and honors Bruce McLaren by featuring the country's national symbol all over its 903 horsepower body.

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McLaren is a very British company today, but those who are familiar with its history know that its founder, Bruce McLaren, was born in Auckland in 1937 and only left New Zealand when his talent was recognized by Australian driver Jack Brabham in 1958, after which the New Zealand International Grand Prix organization selected him for its 'Driver to Europe' scheme so that he could race all over the world. That's how he ended up at Cooper.

To play tribute to that heritage, first NZ P1 was specified to be a truly Kiwi car:

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Stay tuned for more as McLaren Auckland says they are currently working on a video as well!

Photo credit: McLaren Auckland H/T to Erik!

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