The Mclaren P1 stripped down- for a tail light change

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Mclaren P1 stripped for bulb replacement

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.

Mclaren P1 engine under body

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.

Mclaren P1 body shell (2)

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.

Mclaren P1 rear wheel

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.

Mclaren P1 stripped exhaust (3)

Here’s a gallery treat for your eyes.

Mclaren P1 stripped for bulb replacement
Mclaren P1 stripped rear
Mclaren P1 exhaust
Mclaren P1 stripped exhaust
Mclaren P1 stripped exhaust (2)
Mclaren P1 stripped
Mclaren P1 stripped (2)
Mclaren P1 stripped radiators (2)
Mclaren P1 stripped exhaust (3)
Mclaren P1 spoiler jack
Mclaren P1 body shell
Mclaren P1 rear wheel
Mclaren P1 body shell (2)
Mclaren P1 rear LED strip
Mclaren P1 battery compartment
Mclaren P1 bonnet
Mclaren P1 carbon fiber
Mclaren P1 top view
Mclaren P1 under body
Mclaren P1 engine under body
Mclaren P1 engine under body (2)
Mclaren P1 machinery
Mclaren P1 suspension
Mclaren P1 engine under body (3)
Mclaren P1 stripped radiators

 Via: JalopnikAlex Bellus Photography

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