21 Oct '13, 3pm

2.8 Seconds To Reach 62 MPH In McLaren’s Hybrid Supercar

2.8 Seconds To Reach 62 MPH In McLaren’s Hybrid Supercar

McLaren Automotive has now confirmed the performance figures for the hybrid supercar McLaren P1. These figures show that the McLaren P1 accelerates to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 6.8 seconds, and 186 mph in 16.5 seconds. McLaren said the P1 has been designed from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on road and track. For the British company, the confirmation of the performance figures underlines this, and gives further insight into the potential of the latest model from the Woking-based firm. The P1 is powered by a twin powerplant generating 903 horsepower combining a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 gasoline engine and a lightweight electric motor. The acceleration, delivered as a result of the instant torque offered by the electric motors and the optimised turbos, allows the McLaren P1 to reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 16.5 seconds. As a benchmark,...

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