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McLaren P1 official photos and details revealed ahead of debut

McLaren P1 official photos and details revealed ahead of debut image

Text: / Photos: McLaren Automotive Press | posted February 26, 2013 17:57

Production model similar to the original design study

McLaren Automotive has released the final numbers, images, and information relating to its phenomenal McLaren P1 ahead of its global reveal at the 83rd International Geneva Motor Show.

The exterior photos shows little deviance from the original design concept revealed at the Paris Motor Show last year, this was brought about by potential customer's unanimous decision to maintain most of the car's styling. The only noticeable change was the addition of LTR ducts near the front wheels to further aid in cooling the tires and optimize downforce.

P1

As previously announced, the McLaren P1 will be propelled by a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8 engine and an electric motor offering a combined output of 903bhp and a torque of 900Nm.

The powertrain is further complimented with the Formula 1 derived Drag Reduction System(DRS) and Instant Power Assist System(IPAS) for an increase in straight-line speed and power boost on demand. With the system activated, it can propel the car from 0 to 100km/h in less than 3 seconds, 0 to 200km/h under 7 seconds, 0 to 300km/h in under 17 seconds, before it reaches its electronically limited top speed of 350km/h.

P1 rear

For its brakes, the P1 will be equipped with Akebono's latest carbon ceramic disc brakes that's more efficient than standard carbon ceramic materials in terms of weight, heat dissipation, and stopping power.

Specially developed Pirelli P Zero Corsas tires developed at the same time as the car will be fitted to offer a fine tuned tire for the car's performance and handling characteristics.

Interior

The McLaren P1 will be priced from £866,000 (roughly PhP53.55M) and comes standard with an array of color and trim options including a cabin featuring visible carbon fiber, the prices of course goes up for bespoke requests of the buyer. To maintain exclusivity, McLaren announced that a limited production number of just 375 units (reduced from 500) will be produced.