British car manufacturer McLaren has been talking about developing an electric car for some time, and now it's finally unveiled its first offering: the P1TM. It's, erm, a little bit smaller than most people would have liked.
It's a toy designed for kids, and it only has a top speed of three miles an hour. It's a bit odd for such a big company to focus on kids, but at least this car isn't going to require a serious finance deal to purchase. It also has a built-in sound system, lights, air-con, a one-button ignition switch, along with three speeds and a reverse gear.
This is how McLaren described the car in a press release:
Firstly, it has a central driving position, just like the iconic McLaren F1. Then secondly, the young will be able to experience what adults never could: an open-top McLaren P1™. Yet cleverly the design still retains McLaren’s signature dihedral doors. And like every McLaren, its acceleration is startling. The zero to maximum speed dash takes just two seconds.
0-3 in two seconds. That's absolutely thrilling acceleration.
At £375, it's only slightly more expensive than buying your child a games console. Plus, unlike the PS4, they have to go outside if they want to play with it. It's only available in a single colour, though, known as 'Volcano Yellow'.