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In the run up to its Geneva Motor Show debut, McLaren has been steadily feeding us with more information on the new flagship – the McLaren P1. The British marque has just released the performance figures for the 903 bhp/900 Nm torque machine.

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Zero to 100km/h will take less than 3 seconds, zero to 200 km/h under 7 seconds, and zero to 300 km/h will be achieved in no more than 17 seconds. The top speed has been electronically limited to 350 kph.

While the car has largely remained unchanged from the design study presented at last year’s Paris Motor Show, McLaren points out that LTR ducts have been added just ahead of each of the front wheels to aid cooling and optimise downforce. The McLaren P1 will be priced at £866,000 and limited to a 375 unit production run. McLaren says everything on the car is standard and an options list as such does not exist. Any bespoke addition the customer may require will be handled by McLaren Special Operations.

McLaren has also revealed that the tyres fitted to the McLaren P1™ are specially developed P Zero Corsas, which have been developed with McLaren’s technology partner, Pirelli. The other bespoke component would be the braking system developed by McLaren’s Formula 1 partner Akebono, featuring a new type of carbon ceramic disc, which McLaren says has been used previously on in space! Stronger than conventional carbon ceramic, the material dissipates heat more effectively, giving the highly efficient braking system exceptional stopping and cooling capability. The system also is lighter than conventional carbon cermanic discs ( never thought we’d ever write a sentence like that!). The McLaren also flaunts a bespoke ceramic layer that coats both friction surfaces to give an attractive mirrored finish visible through the stunning alloys.

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