It’s amazing how these sinister looking sportscars hide all the complex componentry under their sensuous body shells. Off late one such example came to light when one of the Mclaren P1 had a burnt out bulb in the tail light structure. While the replacement work on an average car might just need a few turns of a screw driver to disassemble the tail unit and replace the faulty light- it’s an eyeball popping process for the Mclaren P1.
So when the customer brought in his P1 to the works for the bulb replacement, a Mclaren technician had to be flown into Minneapolis which is nothing short of a project. It might sound outlandish and at the same time considering the cost involved in flying an engineer to simply replace a tail bulb in a car- but this is why.
To reach the desired spot for the bulb replacement, the entire rear clamshell of the Mclaren P1 had to be taken off and though it might be a tedious and time consuming task for the technician and the staff involved, the images are nothing less than a treat to us enthusiasts.
It is not very often that we get to feast our eyes on the underpinnings of an exotic set of wheels like the Mclaren P1 which also highlights the intricate engineering that pushes these cars to the edge of the performance envelope. The number of radiators, the generous use of exotic carbon fibre bits, the exhaust routing etc.- wish we could witness all this in real, but these stunning set of images gets you pretty close to the real experience.
Here’s a gallery treat for your eyes.