The McLaren P1

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McLaren P1 – Key Details

The Ultimate Guide to the McLaren P1

McLaren P1 – Photo Gallery

McLaren P1 – Technical Specifications

McLaren P1 – Registry & Videos

McLaren P1 – Key Details

McLaren P1Detail

The Ultimate Guide to the McLaren P1

MCLAREN P1– BRITAIN’S BEST

Heir to the F1 legacy, the P1 was only McLaren’s second model since they began making reproduction cars again in 2011. Whereas the 12C was a relatively affordable offering, the P1 was meant to showcase the most extreme performance the British company could muster. In addition to its shocking performance, however, the P1 also featured an impressive 19-mile electric range. Today’s hypercars can also be quite gentle on the environment when they want to be.

POWER AND PERFORMANCE

The McLaren P1 uses a savage, twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 situated behind the driver. Fed by a McLaren F1-style roof scoop, it produces 727 bhp, which probably seems like enough power to most ordinary observers. But this is no ordinary car. McLaren knew the P1 needed more to keep pace with the best cars in the world, so they added an electric motor as well, boosting the P1’s combined output to 903 bhp and 980 Nm of torque. All of that power is sent to the rear wheels only, so anyone lucky enough to pilot the car will really need to keep their wits about them. Acceleration times were incredible: 0 to 200 km/h in just 6.8 seconds, on to 300 km/h in 16.5 seconds. The top speed is listed at 217 mph. McLaren wasn’t keen on releasing lap times for the P1, although they did let the world know that the P1’s Nürburgring lap time is under 7 minutes.

HIGH-TECH GADGETRY

An active rear wing and absolutely massive rear diffuser help the car to develop 600 kg of downforce at 160 mph, while an F1-style Drag Reduction System keeps the wing from intruding too much on top-speed runs. A carbon-fibre MonoCage ensures exceptional strength at a super-low weight. Once inside, you will find Alcantara, carbon fibre, and little else. In fact, carbon fibre seems to grace nearly every surface of the car when you really begin to look around. It’s no wonder, then, that the kerb weight is kept down to just 1,547 kg. Considering the fact there are two motors and a whole bank of batteries in there, that is a mighty impressive feat.

CONCLUSION

McLaren only made 375 P1s during its 2-year production run. Each car started at £866,000, but that figure could easily climb to over £1 million with options. The P1 is still regarded as the pinnacle of performance today, with current prices reflecting that fact.

McLaren P1 – Photo Gallery

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McLaren P1 – Technical Specifications

Technical SpecificationDetail
Performance
0-100 km/h2.8 s
0 -200 km/hTBC
Max. speed350 km/h / 217 mph
Engine
TypeV8
Overall displacement3.799 cm3
Max. power output*727 bhp (737 PS; 542 kW)
Max. torque*531 lb⋅ft (720 N⋅m)
Dimensions & Weight
LengthTBC
WidthTBC
HeightTBC
Dry weight**TBC
Fuel ConsumptionTBC
Co2 EmissionsTBC

McLaren P1 – Registry & Videos

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