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McLaren P1™ astonishing performance and rare in category
McLaren Automotive has released the final numbers, images and
information relating to its phenomenal McLaren P1™ ahead of a global
reveal in just a few days 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 has been engaging with potential customers actively in the
last few months to get their views on the McLaren P1™, about the car’s
styling.  Their unanimous verdict on the styling was not to change the
car presented last September in Paris.  So unusually, the McLaren P1™
has translated to production form with very little change.  In fact just
one, the addition of LTR ducts ahead of each of the front wheels to
further aid cooling and optimise downforce.

McLaren has closely monitored demand so as to maintain exclusivity,
and 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.

The company prides itself on designing performance cars
that their owners can use regularly so the McLaren P1™ comes
comprehensively equipped as standard with an array of colour and trim
alternatives from which the customer will be able to choose as well as
visible carbon fibre in the cabin.  The options list is limited to only
bespoke content that a customer might wish to add through McLaren
Special Operations, and fitted luggage.

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. This ensures instantaneous throttle
response through the rev range, more akin to a naturally aspirated
engine. 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.

The tyres fitted to the McLaren P1™ are specially developed P Zero
Corsas, which have been developed with McLaren’s technology partner,
Pirelli. The team at Pirelli has been involved throughout the entire
development programme, and this has seen the tyre testing phase
integrated into the schedule, as a key performance component. The final
compound and construction has been developed and optimised during
testing, and the end result is a tyre that is finely tuned specifically
to the performance and handling characteristics.

To rein in the power produced by the twin powerplants, the McLaren
P1™ is designed to offer braking performance more associated with a GT3
or sports racing car. Developed by McLaren’s Formula 1 partner Akebono,
the system features a new type of carbon ceramic disc, which has
previously seen service in space, but never before used on a road car.
Stronger than conventional carbon ceramic, the material dissipates heat
more effectively, giving the highly efficient braking system exceptional
stopping and cooling capability. The system also boasts significantly
reduced weight, and a bespoke ceramic layer coats both friction surfaces
to give an attractive mirrored finish.

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 owner to enter,
for example, a city centre Zero Emissions Zone, have dinner and return

Instant Power Assist System (IPAS) provides astonishing acceleration: 0 to 300 km/h takes less than 17 seconds, more than 23 per cent faster than the legendary McLaren F1


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