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McLaren P1

Overview

The McLaren P1 was a limited-production plug-in hybrid sports car produced by McLaren. The concept car was capable of reaching speeds of 219 mph (352 km/h) with the limiter on. Debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show,[4] retail began in the UK in October 2013 and[5] all 375 units were sold out by November.[6] Production ended in December 2015.[7] The United States accounted for 34% of the units and Europe for 26%.[7]

It was considered to be the successor to the F1, utilizing hybrid power and Formula 1 technology, but did not have the same three seat layout as its predecessor. Like the F1, the P1 is a mid-engine, rear wheel drive design that used a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage, which is a development of the MonoCell first used in the MP4-12C and then in subsequent models. Its main competitors were the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918. They are all similar in specifications and performance, and in a race round Silverstone circuit they were all within a second of each other, the P1 finishing first at 58.24 sec and the LaFerrari finishing at 58.58 sec; the Porsche was in-between with 58.46 sec.[8]

A track version of the P1, the P1 GTR, was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Production of the GTR was limited and only original P1 owners were invited to buy one.[9]

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Specifications

  • Type :mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
  • BASE PRICE :1.150.000 $
  • ENGINE TYPE :twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve 3.8-liter V-8, 727 hp, 531 lb-ft; AC permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor, 177 hp, 96 lb-ft; combined system, 903 hp
  • TRANSMISSION :7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

Dimensions

  • Wheelbase :2680 mm
  • Length :4588 mm
  • Width :1946 mm
  • Curb weight :1547 kgs

Performance

  • Top Speed :350 km/h
  • 0-100km/h :2.8 s
  • 0-200km/h :6.8 s
  • 0-300km/h :16.5 s

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