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Super Car from the McLaren Stable – McLaren P1

Updated on July 15, 2014

Once an undisputed king, the McLaren F1, now stands a lowly eighth in the list of top 10 fastest cars. The good news though is that the ageing F1 is now giving way to the P1. Since the McLaren F1 days, the McLaren P1 has become the first car to break into the top ten list and has impressive acceleration figures.

McLaren P1 Performance Figures

Although, not all details about the car has been divulged yet, there are some interesting specifications which can thrill the car enthusiast. Here are the details:

  • Top Speed: 220 mph (354.2 km/hr) [Estimated]
  • Engine: 3.8 litre, twin-turbo, V8 petrol engine, enhanced with an electric motor
  • Power: 903 hp
  • Acceleration: 0-60 within 3 seconds
  • Progressive Acceleration figures: 100 kmph – less than 3 seconds; 200 kmph - about 7 seconds; 300 kmph – nearly 17 second
  • Price : $1.15 million

The achievement of 300 kmph in 17 seconds makes the McLaren P1, one among the greats. Check out the acceleration of the top cars:

  1. Hennessey Venom GT: 0-300 kmph in 13.63 seconds (The current Guinness Book Record Holder)
  2. Koenigsegg Agera: 0-300 kmph in 14.53 seconds
  3. McLaren P1: 0-300 kmph in 17 seconds [estimated]
  4. Bugatti Veyron: 0-300 kmph in 20 seconds

Although the Bugatti Veyron is the fastest road car, based on the top speed, it takes fourth spot for acceleration to 300 kmph. Mind you, each of the 3 cars mentioned here, other than the P1, are also the top 3 fastest cars, based on top speed. So, the McLaren can smile after a long time.

McLaren P1

The interiors and other features are yet to be revealed completely. We can expect exciting features, but there are few firsts in this car. The rear wheel drive McLaren P1 has space-age brakes, developed by McLaren’s Formula 1 partner Akebono. The brake system uses a carbon ceramic disc making it the first road car to have such a system.

The car looks super cool and it will be exciting to learn more about the car. But for now, we have to wait.

Sergio Perez test drives the McLaren P1


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