McLaren chief test driver unveils supercar
Manama, November 5, 2013
McLaren Automotive’s chief test driver unveiled the groundbreaking McLaren P1 at the Dubai International Motor Show today (November 5).
The show is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre till November 9, with Goodwin at the event to meet McLaren P1 customers.
He talks about his involvement in making this next generation supercar a reality and why he believes it will give drivers the closest ever experience to that of getting behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car.
“The McLaren P1 is the result of extensive research, development and testing by the team working around the world. During my time with McLaren, I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to drive many of the cars the team has built, and the McLaren P1 is the only road car I have ever driven that comes close to what these focused track racers are capable of.
“The IPAS powertrain provides not only power that will blow you away, but it is available instantly. The RaceActive Chassis Control suspension system is a breakthrough in technology so that the 903 bhp can be complimented with superb handling.”
McLaren is also showcasing its 12C and 12C Spider models at the show, the first time the full McLaren range is being shown together in the region.
Ian Gorsuch, regional director for Middle East and Africa, said: “Having Chris with us in Dubai allows people to hear the lengths we have gone to in creating the McLaren P1. He is arguably one of the finest test drivers in the automotive industry, and has been racing with McLaren GT in the 12C GT3.” - TradeArabia News Service