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Rare, Exotic Vehicles Including a 2014 McLaren P1, the World’s First Hybrid Supercar, are Headed to Barrett-Jackson’s 2022 Scottsdale Auction

Lot #1413 - 2014 McLaren P1

Lot #1413 – 2014 McLaren P1

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ‒ January 13, 2022 – Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is gearing up for its premier Scottsdale Auction with an unparalleled docket of rare supercars and exotic vehicles that will cross the block at No Reserve during the auction company’s 50th anniversary celebration at WestWorld of Scottsdale, January 22-30. Among the coveted vehicles that will be auctioned in Scottsdale is the world’s first hybrid supercar, a 2014 McLaren P1 (Lot #1413), as well as a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405), one of only 918 produced worldwide.

“The supercars crossing our block bring an elite level of exclusivity to our Scottsdale event,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’ve curated some of the most enviable contemporary supercars and luxury exotic vehicles that are coveted by collectors worldwide. Among them are two of the world’s most desired hybrid supercars, a 2014 McLaren P1 and 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. Not only are these supercars rare, but they offer an exclusive ownership experience. Each of these will sell at No Reserve, giving our bidders the chance to become a part of an exclusive, VIP ownership club.”

This 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, #449 of just 918 produced, is headed to the 2022 Scottsdale Auction with No Reserve.

Lot #1405 – 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

The 2014 McLaren P1 (Lot #1413), is the world’s first hybrid supercar and is one of only 375 built worldwide. Commissioned to meet USA EPA and DOT requirements, the P1 is chassis 24 of 375 and is finished in McLaren Formula 1 racing team’s, “Racing Chrome.” It has an impressive 903 bhp with 727 bhp from the 3.8-liter Twin-Turbo V8 and 176 bhp from the electric engine, and is capable of 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 217 mph.

Engineered to compete against the McLaren P1, the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Lot #1405) is powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine derived from the RS Spyder LMP2 racecar and paired with Porsche’s 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The V8 works in concert with two electric motors located on both the front and rear axles. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder.

A trio of Ford GTs will each cross the Scottsdale Auction block at No Reserve, including the first 2020 Ford GT to be offered at Barrett-Jackson. The 2020 Ford GT Carbon Series (Lot #1399) is finished in Black and features an exposed carbon fiber center stripe. This GT is powered by its mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 660hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle. A limited edition 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Lot# 1389) has less than 20 miles on the odometer and features the famous Gulf Oil racing paint livery, along with exposed carbon-fiber accents for both the interior and exterior. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” of this 2019 GT. The 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition (Lot #1417) has only 36 actual miles and is finished in Shadow Black paint with silver stripes and Frozen White No. 2 graphics on the hood and doors. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s “First Look” at this 2017 Ford GT.

“All the modern supercars and exotics crossing the block represent the dream cars that hang on walls in bedrooms and garages around the worlds,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “These aspirational vehicles fuel the dreamers who grow up with a passion for cars and become members of the collector car community. I look forward to feeling the energy that will fill the arena when these supercars and modern luxury cars cross the auction block.”

A special ordered 2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition Roadster (Lot #1345) is powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine with an automatic transmission with 1,540 actual miles. The Final Edition SLS AMG GT was specifically made for Mercedes-Benz VIPs, with only 10 coupes and 10 roadsters allocated for North America.

The 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider (Lot #1343) is among the last naturally aspirated mid-engine V8 Ferraris. It is finished in Rosso Corsa with tan leather interior and is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 from the F136 family of engines. The 2019 Ferrari 488 Spider (Lot #1379) is painted dark green metallic over a beige interior and is a one-of-one Force of Nature EARTH model and has only 56 delivery miles.


Powered by a 6.0-liter W12 engine with an automatic transmission and 5,279 actual miles, the 2018 Bentley GTC Supersports Convertible (Lot #1418) features many exclusive options and is one of only 710 examples built for the world. Unique to the U.S. market, the 2021 Audi R8 (Lot #1311) is one of 30 Panther Editions produced. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine and has only 2,053 miles.

Those interested in being a part of the 50th anniversary celebration and registering to bid for the 2022 Scottsdale Auction may do so here.

Other Super-car Electric to watch for.

The eight best electric supercars for 2021

While there are broad understandings of the hierarchy in power, price and performance in the sports, super and hypercar worlds there’s still a Wild West, frontier-like feel about their electric equivalents. Ahost of manufacturers are making bold claims about million-pound, all-electric hypercars with 2,000PS, 0-62mph in under two seconds and range to take you to the moon and back. Some of them you’ll have heard of, some of them are new players, but anyone with a whiff of realism will understand it’s easy to send out a press release with impressive stats and a few digitally enhanced pics to grab some headlines but rather more difficult to see it through to successful market launch.

We’ve tried to weed out the dreamers from our selection, the cars you see here hopefully credible contenders in the near-future of fully electric hypercars. These should all be around in 2021, but with electric supercars it is sometimes hard to tell.

Updated 7th January 2021




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