McLaren Confirms Final Specs for P1: 0-100km/h in 2.8 Seconds, Averages 28.3MPG or 8.3l/100km!

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McLaren has announced final performance specifications for the P1 hybrid supercar and there are some significant improvements compared to what we’ve known so far. First of all, the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is completed in precisely 2.8 seconds, with 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) taking just 6.8 seconds – quicker than many hot hatches reach half that speed.

Furthermore, the McLaren P1 goes from zero to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 16.5 seconds, which makes it a full 5.5 seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1 supercar. Finally, top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).

What’s even more surprising for a car capable of such ballistic performance is the fuel consumption. The lightweight electric motor that assists the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine contributes to an average fuel economy of 8.3 l/100 km (34 mpg UK, 28.3 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 194 g/km. The electric motor offers a range of 11 km (6.8 miles) in full electric mode on the NEDC cycle.

Braking figures are impressive as well, with the bespoke Akebono system fitted with carbon ceramic discs bringing the McLaren P1 to a halt from 62 mph (100 km/h) in a distance of just 30.2 metres or 99 feet. McLaren says that the P1 needs three times less space to brake than an average car, which needs 102 meters (334.6 ft). With all these figures, the P1's Nürburgring lap time should be something to brag about.

McLaren said it will build 375 P1s until mid-2015, with each car taking 17 days to make. The first unit rolled off the production line at the end of September and was collected from the McLaren Technology Centre by its UK-based owner. The first of the 375 features a striking Volcano Yellow paint with contrasting visual carbon fiber.

By Dan Mihalascu








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