The headlines: 0-100 KPH in 2.8 secs. 0-200kph in 6.8 secs. 0-300 kph in 16.5 secs. These scary numbers belong to the McLaren P1. McLaren, after extensive tests, have finally revealed the long-awaited performance figures for their new Hypercar, the P1.
The McLaren P1 has had just one goal since inception, and that was to be the best driver’s car on the road and on the track. These acceleration figures are just one of the few numbers which shows that the car is on the path to achieving just that! The P1 also has an electronically-limited top speed of 350 kph. These sort of performance figures are courtesy of the 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 and the light-weight electric motor, together making 916 PS. To put into perspective, The P1 can get to 300 km/h in 16.5 secs, which is 5.5 secs faster than the McLaren F1.
Even with such insane numbers, the McLaren P1 still returns 34.0 mpg (8.3 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle. CO2 emissions are pegged at 194 g/km. The electric motor on the P1 has a range of 11 km on full electric mode on the NEDC cycle, With zero emissions.
The McLaren P1 continues to impress with the braking figures too. The braking system for the P1 is provided by Akebono. The system is bespoke for the McLaren P1, with specially formulated carbon ceramic discs which are coated in silicon carbide. These discs bring the P1 to a grinding halt from 100 kph in a distance of just 30.2 meters. This is very impressive if you consider the recognized stopping distance is 102 meters, which is three times more than what the P1 can do.
Only 375 examples of the P1 will be made and the first one was delivered to a customer based in the UK, from their factory in Woking.
Some performance figures:
0-100 km/h : 2.8 secs
0-200 km/h : 6.8 secs
0-300 km/h : 16.5 secs
Standing quarter mile : 9.8 secs at 245 km/h
Top Speed(V Max) : 350 km/h (electronically limited)
100-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] : 30.2 (99) [2.9]
200-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] : 116 (380) [4.5]
300-0 km/h m (ft) [sec] : 246 (806) [6.2]