Go from zero to 100 in 3 seconds with the new McLaren P1. After making its first appearance at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, this supercar made a private appearance at Beverly Hills. And, now it’s ready to roll on the road with its outlandish designed and unmatched power. The stylish two seater car will feature a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine with an highly effective electric motor that gives an output of 916PS (903 bhp) and a maximum torque figure of 900Nm. The environment friendly car can also be driven solely in electric mode. It provides a staggering performance with 0 to 100km/h in less than 3 seconds, while zero to 300 km/h will be achieved in no more than 17 seconds. Thus, making it 5 seconds faster than the fabulous McLaren F1 road car.
The McLaren P1 includes the F1 inspired feature IPAS (Instant Power Assist System), that boosts the car’s acceleration to more than 23 per cent faster. Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h. The tyres fitted to the McLaren P1 are specially developed P Zero Corsas, with McLaren’s technology partner, Pirelli. McLaren has closely monitored the reviews and demands from previous exhibition of the car and developed closely with a specification that fully equips the car for both road and track use.
McLaren Automotive will only release 375 models of the superfast P1. The car will cost £866,000 ($1,316,523) on the road and will be launched globally at the 83rd International Geneva Motor Show.