What would you say if I told you Mr. Hiramatsu daily drives his McLaren P1 to work and also tracks it at the Japanese equivalent of the Nürburgring? Some of you might say he is mad for putting all those miles on such a beautiful machine, but that’s just not true. This man is the embodiment of a proper auto-enthusiast purely in it for the love of cars and void of any showoff material. He does it for his own pleasure and could care less about miles or how he could save it for the next buyer; I mean you don’t buy something for someone else to enjoy after you – just live in the moment and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
For those of you not familiar with the McLaren P1 hypercar – It packs a hybrid twin-turbo V-8 engine that develops 903-hp capable of sprinting from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and features so much carbon fiber that by the end of the day, even your mom will understand what that material is when she comes for a ride in your P1.
After Mr. Hiramatsu’s visit to the McLaren factory in England, he was so impressed by the cleanliness and the precision driven process, that he had to order a McLaren P1 to sit next to his existing 650S. He also ordered it in green because of the greenery that fills the London parks, making him one of the rarest McLaren owners in Japan – almost like a hero he says.
Japan is one of the busiest cities in the world, and daily driving your $1.5 million hypercar might seem like the wrong thing to do but then again, Mr. Harimatsu could give two flying $%^#s about what you think. Would you daily your McLaren P1? I know i would.