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
2/27/2013 6:14:38 PM
Since when do we not admit it? outside of the general population, all usage is in metric. NASA works in metric, the military works in metric. Almost the entire US government works in metric, only the general populace is still in imperial.
Imperial has a few minor advantages in that feet are an easier to work with size than meters, and dont have the huge gap you get in metric with cenitmeters to meters(yes I know the decimeter exists, but nobody uses it). And if you happen to have a foot that is close to an actual foot in length, it makes distance estimates really easy.
Having said that, I drive a German car, and having the tool sized in mm makes life way easier than when I help my roommate work on his Jeep, which is actually a hodge-podge of metric and Imperial.
Temperature is about the only thing that I feel that imperial does better than metric, at least for your average every-day person. 0F is really cold and 100F is really hot, 0C is sorta cold and at 100C you are dead. Since the primary usage of temperature measurements for normal people is the outside temp, Fahrenheit works way better, as 0-100F encompasses 90-95% of your day-to-day temps and provides far more granularity without the need for decimals.
For scientific usage, you should be using K, not F or C.
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