McLaren Offers Full Details on P1 Hybrid Supercar
February 26, 2013 9:49 AM
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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.
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RE: not for retards
2/26/2013 12:32:39 PM
Well I didn't know it was because all of those lazy layabouts in the rest of world don't have nukes. Why don't they all get off their lazy asses and make themselves some nukes. Then maybe we can get the metric system here. :)
Really, I do agree that there's much more important things than that in the US right now, but they're wasting time and money on much more frivolous things in the good ol' US Gub'ment so WTF, why not.
When we all drive over the fiscal cliff doing 200kmph we can do it knowing we're in a high-powered bus that's metric. That's gotta be worth something.
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