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McLaren P1 Official Performance Specs Announced

903hp supercar accelerates from 0-62mph in 2.8sec

Annette Carrion
Oct 21, 2013

McLaren P1 Details:

  • V8 petrol engine generates 903hp and accelerates from 0-62mph in 2.8sec
  • Electronically limited top speed of 217mph
  • Electric motor offers a range of 6.8 miles
  • First customer takes delivery of the McLaren P1

McLaren Automotive has confirmed performance numbers for the McLaren P1, just as the first lucky customer takes delivery of the hypercar from the company’s headquarters in England. Only 375 models will be custom-built, featuring carbon fiber panels, custom paint, and more.

McLaren has maintained that its goal for the P1 is for it to be 'the best driver's car in the world on road and track.' To further empathize this the P1has been subjected to extreme testing in locations that included a frozen lake.

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Today, McLaren revealed that the P1’s 3.8L twin turbo V8 petrol engine generates 903hp, accelerates from 0-62mph in 2.8sec, reaches 124mph in 6.8sec, 186mph in 16.5sec – a full 5.5sec quicker than the McLaren F1- and has a top speed that is electronically limited to 217mph. Woah.

The McLaren P1 receives 34mpg on the EU combined cycle, and the electric motor offers a range of 6.8 miles in full electric mode.

Additionally, the P1 features a bespoke Akebono braking system comprised of specially formulated carbon ceramic discs that allow it to stop from 62mph in a distance of 99 feet.

McLaren, a company that comes from the top ranks of F1 did not disappoint with the P1. McLaren used all of the knowledge acquired through Formula 1 and applied it here – it’s a supercar that combines groundbreaking technology with strikingly beautiful design.

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By Annette Carrion
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