25 Feb '13, 8am

McLaren to reveal P1 plug-in hybrid super car

McLaren to reveal P1 plug-in hybrid super car

It is the year of McLaren’s 50th anniversary: and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of a red hot new vehicle, that just so happens to rely on plug-in hybrid technology? The production ready McLaren P1 plug-in hybrid super car (pictured) is heading to the Geneva Motor Show ahead of deliveries beginning later this year and is set to feature an F1-derived drag reduction system and instant power assist system technologies that will boost straight line speeds and instantly supply extra power. Of course as with any McLaren vehicle you’d expect there to be a strong emphasis on performance: and certainly the P1 does not disappoint with its 3.8litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine and low-weight electric motor capable of delivering 903bhp and torque of 900Nm. In fact the new engine is an updated version of the M838T unit that was developed with Ricardo for the MP4- 12C ...

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