McLaren Crunches the Numbers on P1: 350km/h or 218mph Limited Top Speed

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It’s one of the big moments car fans have been waiting for these past few months: how fast is the new McLaren P1 that will challenge the likes of the upcoming Ferrari hypercar codenamed F150?

Without any further delay, here are the performance numbers: 0 to 100km/h (62mph) will take less than 3 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h (124mph) under 7 seconds, and 0 to 300 km/h (186mph) in no more than 17 seconds, or 5 seconds faster than the famous McLaren F1. The P1's top speed is electronically restricted to 350 km/h (217.5 mph), which falls short of the F1's 386km/h (240mph).

The Woking-based sports car maker also revealed that production of the P1 will be strictly limited to just 375 units to ensure that it "will remain a rarity and, if spotted on the road, an unforgettable sight", said the company.

Pricing in the UK is set at £866,000 on the road, which is equal to US$1.31 million and €1 million at today's currency exchange rates. In the U.S., the P1 will start at a cool $1,150,000. Sales begin this autumn.

McLaren said the base price is for "a specification that fully equips the car for both road and track use", adding that the options list is limited "to only bespoke content that a customer might wish to add through McLaren Special Operations, and fitted luggage".

The P1's hybrid powertrain comprises a mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and an electric motor for a combined system output of 903HP (916PS) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque, with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox driving the rear wheels.

Owners will be able to drive the car in pure-electric mode for up to 20km (12 miles) with an average speed of 48km/h (30 mph) – the higher the speed, the less the driving range.

The P1 will be displayed to the public in final production trim for the first time at the Geneva International Auto Salon next week.


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