McLaren unveils details of its P1 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

Category: Technology Published on 27 Feb, 2013 Tags: , ,
McLaren unveils details of its P1 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

McLaren has released the final numbers, images and information relating to its phenomenal McLaren P1 ahead of a global reveal at the 83rd International Geneva Motor Show. The race-inspired Instant Power Assist System (IPAS) gives the McLaren P1 astonishing performance. Zero to 100km/h will take less than 3 seconds, zero to 200 km/h under 7 seconds, and zero to 300 km/h will be achieved in no more than 17 seconds. Putting that into perspective, that’s 5 seconds faster than the legendary McLaren F1 road car. Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h.

McLaren announced a production number of just 375 units – a figure that will ensure the McLaren P1 will remain a rarity and, if spotted on the road, an unforgettable sight. McLaren has also announced that the car will cost from £866,000 (approximately 1 million euro) on the road with a specification that fully equips the car for both road and track use.

McLaren unveils details of its P1 Plug-in Hybrid Supercar

As already announced, the McLaren P1 will have the combined force of two highly-efficient powerplants, offering the optimum mix of superb throttle response, day-to-day drivability and top speed. A mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine is substantially enhanced featuring, for example, larger turbochargers and a highly effective electric motor, to give a combined output of 916PS (903 bhp) and a maximum torque figure of 900Nm. Emissions of less than 200g/km on the combined cycle are reduced to zero in full electric drive mode, while the Formula 1-derived DRS and IPAS technologies offer an increase in straight-line speed and an instant boost of power.

One surprising feature is that the car can also be driven solely in electric mode. In city driving, with an average speed of 30 mph, this could mean up to a 20km range. More than enough for an lucky owner to enter, for example, a city centre Zero Emissions Zone, have dinner and return home.

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images courtesy of McLaren Automotive

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