So the new LaFerrari kind of stole everything else’s thunder at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, but still, McLaren P1 is not the kind of car you can take for granted. Next year, these two – along with Porsche’s upcoming 918 Spyder – will be slugging it out for the title of the world’s best hyper car.
Here’s some live photos and videos from the P1’s unveiling at the Geneva Show. This shiny yellow one is the final production version which some of you will soon be able to buy for the staggering sum of 1.3 million USD, exactly the same as the new Ferrari.
McLaren P1 is powered by a substantially revised 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, coupled to a single electric motor, collectively known as M838TQ. Combined power output is 916 PS (903 hp).
As important as absolute power is the electric motor’s ability to provide instant torque, making the powertrain superbly responsive. It is also amazingly efficient. Carbon dioxide emissions are less than 200g/km, and it can cover more than 10 km in electric-only mode.
Now check out the videos: