[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The National Geographic Channel has a new television show that focuses on scientific and technological innovation. The show, Breakthrough, premiered on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. ET.
As part of an effort to promote the new show, National Geographic partnered with ride-sharing company Uber to offer free rides from a special fleet of vehicles that included a rare and exotic sports car, the McClaren P1.
The promotion was limited to Manhattan and ended last week (the promotion ran from October 27-30, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) so you won’t be able to request a P1 ride through Uber now. I should note that folks could learn about the opportunity by following #BreakthroughRides on social media.
My wife and I were in New York last week. While walking around in Manhattan, I spotted the beautiful McLaren P1 right across from Bryant Part.
I snapped a photo (above) of the hybrid supercar—as well as the photo of the promotional SUV, below.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_image src=”https://suavington.com/wp-content/uploads/breakthrough-promotion-suv.jpg” image_width=”600″ frame_style=”gray_border” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Needless to say, the hybrid supercar was an amazing spectacle. Someone with the promotional team explained that people could use the Uber app (using the promotional code “Breakthrough”) for a chance to receive a ride in the McLaren P1.
According to McLaren’s website, the McLaren P1 is a limited production vehicle (350 sold), and it’s “the first hybrid supercar in the world.”
The car costs over $1 million, and it has a top speed of 217 mph.
While I missed the premiere, I am excited about the series.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]