We're forever told racing tech makes for better road cars, but is that true, even in the case of the £866,000 McLaren P1? CAR tech looks at the similarities between Jenson Button's weekend racer and McLaren's hybrid supercar:
A Formula One car wins or loses by its aero package – and the P1’s a true aero car with a mighty set-up.
It has the highest amount of downforce of any road car on sale – so you couldn’t get closer to F1 with number plates if you tried. In ‘Race’, the sharpest of the three drive modes, there’s a massive 600kg on the active rear wing (active aero is banned in F1), which works with the rear-diffuser as well as the front wing that ‘spills’ air to limit downforce to one tonne.