Earlier today we brought you the latest pictures of the production version of the McLaren P1. Now the British super car maker releases the official specs and details of their new hyper car, and they include some pretty bold numbers.
Let’s take the performance numbers out of the way first. The 916 horsepower McLaren P1 goes from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 3 seconds. 125 mph (200 km/h) is met in 7 seconds, while 0 to 186 mph (300 km/h) takes less than 17 seconds. These astonishing acceleration figures are the direct result of Instant Power Assist System (IPAS) system.
Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph), so despite being a technological masterpiece, the P1 is significantly slower than its predecessor, the F1, which was capable of 386 km/h.
McLaren P1 uses bespoke Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires and racing ceramic brakes developed by McLaren’s Formula 1 partner Akebono. It also features a Formula 1-derived DRS rear wing.
Production will be strictly limited to 375 units to maintain exclusivity, and as for the price, it’s £866,000 ($1.3 million USD) apiece before tax.
Maybe it’s just us, but we were kinda expecting more from a McLaren hyper car. It is a brilliant piece of engineering, but it doesn’t excel at anything. There are cars in that price range that are faster, prettier, and more powerful, and have better interiors.