We're not sure why McLaren didn't advertise its flagship P1 hypercar as a small, economical, usable city car for the up and coming billionaire. Sure, it might have a crazy 904-horsepower hybrid V8 drivetrain and ultra-capable aerodynamics, but it also makes for a great mode of transportation when getting from one place to another in any congested city.
Just take a look at this video to see what we're talking about. This driver has no fear squeezing his P1 between a very unforgiving-looking wall and a garbage truck in Stockholm, Sweden. That's because he knows the car was built small enough not only to cut through the air as efficiently as possible, but also get through the tightest of spaces. Just like any city car should.
Still not convinced? We'd also like to remind you that the P1 can be driven solely on electric power for almost 20 miles. For perspective, the length of Manhattan only covers about 13 miles. Who needs that V8 when the speed limit is only 25 mph? Plus, those swing-out doors are perfect for avoiding curbs when the P1 is parallel-parked. We're truly not seeing any downsides here.
Okay, so maybe the visibility isn't the best, but that's what mirrors are for, right? And the car might be a little low to the ground, but that's fine. It can clear most potholes granted you stay far away from race mode.
So, if you're thinking about picking up a car to keep in the city, consider the P1. It's the only vehicle that truly checks all the boxes.