Automotive Photography on Jenson Button's Mclaren P1
Not a bad day in the office when Steve Hurn Cars commissioned me to go and photograph a low mile Mclaren P1. The P1 is one of my favourite looking cars of all time, I can just see the designers at Mclaren with their flowing pencils and sweeping lines. You may have heard of its owner, Jenson Button who is an ex F1 World Champion. With only 551 miles on the clock, living in America I guess he was too busy to use it.
The production run for the P1 was from October 2013 to December 2015, with just 375 produced. These all sold within just a few months.
The photos were for Steve to advertise and sell the car, as you can see JB didn't use it much. Once the advert went live Jenson shared one of my images on his Instagram page. It then went mad! The result was Steve's website crashed due to the extra amount of traffic, Jenson got around 40,000 likes for that one post, and the online media picked up the story and went to town on it for some reason. I guess it was because it was a 1 million plus pound hypercar, more on the websites later in this post.
The P1s active rear wing is said to produce 600kg of downforce!
McLaren say it takes just 6.2 seconds to brake from 186 mph to standstill.
Some serious aerodynamics going on with this car.
More detailed photos.
After finding over 30 websites that jumped on the bandwagon and used the images I took, I gave up looking as my head ached. The funny thing about all this, I didn't get a mention once. I'm not bitter about that at ;). See a few of the sites below.