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The starting price is only for the. 01%-ers

If you ever needed a reason to strive for higher education or winning the lottery, the McLaren P1 is it. McLaren Automotive has gone official offering up all the details on its latest supercar, and the beast is impressive. McLaren promises that the P1 will hit 186 mph in less than 17 seconds, making it 23% faster than the legendary F1. The car has an electronically limited top speed of "only" 217 mph.
The automaker also notes that the production version of the P1 is virtually unchanged from the original design study. As you can imagine with any supercar, this beast is exceptionally far from affordable. McLaren says pricing will start at £866,000.

We have already talked a bit about the P1 in the past so you should already know that the car has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and the electric motor/battery system for a combined for 903 BHP. The Instant Power Assist System is a race-inspired technology that adds an additional power to help acceleration allowing the P1 to reach 62 mph in under 3 seconds. The car will eclipse 124 mph in less than 7 seconds. McLaren says that in electric-only mode, the vehicle can operate up to 30 mph with a range of 12 miles.
McLaren also promises that the P1 has the suspension and braking capability for the racetrack with braking performance on par with a GT3 sports racing car.

McLaren notes that it will only produce 375 of these vehicles to keep them rare. There are a number of color and trim alternatives that the customer can choose from including visible carbon fiber in the cabin. McLaren also points out that the car is completely customizable (depending on how big your wallet is) via McLaren Special Operations.

Source: McLaren

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RE: Shane
By Daneel_ on 2/26/2013 10:23:33 AM , Rating: 3
I'll happily agree with this, provided the same courtesy is given any time imperial units are used in all future articles. Deal? Deal.

/mirrors R77's evil grin

:) just joking, it's all good - I just enjoy the metric/imperial battle. But seriously America, get with the rest of the world and use metric already..

RE: Shane
By Reclaimer77 on 2/26/2013 10:28:27 AM , Rating: 2
:) Well played

RE: Shane
By Daneel_ on 2/26/2013 10:32:58 AM , Rating: 2
*tips hat* ;)

RE: Shane
By Reclaimer77 on 2/26/2013 10:38:26 AM , Rating: 2
lol am I a evil genius or what? 8 posts so far, and not a damn one of them about the actual car!!

RE: Shane
By martin5000 on 2/26/2013 1:54:02 PM , Rating: 2
Just say Obama wants to change the constitution to make imperial units illegal.

That would probably DOS the dailytech servers from what I've seen before.

RE: Shane
By ClownPuncher on 2/26/2013 2:32:40 PM , Rating: 2
*Obama authorizes drone strikes on the metric system

RE: Shane
By M'n'M on 2/26/2013 9:45:26 PM , Rating: 2
Au contraire ... I suspect that if Obama learned he could spend 100's of millions to convert the roadway signage to metric ... he'd be all over it.

RE: Shane
By topkill on 3/6/2013 8:46:51 AM , Rating: 2
LOL Thanks for proving Martin's point.

RE: Shane
By GotThumbs on 2/26/2013 11:02:53 AM , Rating: 2
Well done.

You would think before "publishing" would go through some proof-reading.

This just further proves that anything you read or is said by anyone (Including Bloggers, Journalists, etc.) should always be taken with a grain of salt and the reader is ultimately responsible for verifying the accuracy of the WHOLE story. While this is not the situation with this story, the media LOVES to whip-up/manipulate the emotions of the uninformed public by omitting important details, inserting hearsay as fact, or injecting their own opinions (unwanted of course) into the "Breaking Story".

Best wishes and I call shotgun on the first drive of this car. :-)

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