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McLaren P1 performance stats confirmed

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Text: / Photos: McLaren | posted October 22, 2013 13:28

P1 launches from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and to 300 km/h in 16.5 seconds

The performance statistics of the McLaren P1 have been confirmed after a unit was delivered to its first owner. It is designed to be ‘the best driver’s car on the road and on track.’ Following the delivery of the P1, we can now have a better look at how well it can perform.

The McLaren P1 is powered by a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine and a lightweight electric motor. The system can generate 916 PS, and enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 6.8 seconds, and 0-300 km/h in 16.5 seconds. It is quicker than the McLaren F1 by 5.5 seconds but its top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h. To match that kind of power, the P1 is equipped with a brake system that allows it to make a full stop from 100 km/h in 30.2 meters.

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Despite the high-output performance, the car consumes 12 km/l on the EU combined cycle and has a CO2 emissions of 194 g/km. its electric motor can cover a range off 11 km in full electric mode on the NEDC cycle.

“We designed the McLaren P1 from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on road and track. The confirmation of the performance figures underlines this. I am very proud of our Woking based team and everything they have achieved with this ambitious project.  The handover of the first McLaren P1 is another milestone in our 50 year history,” said Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive Ltd.

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