As the first customer car has been delivered, the final specification of the McLaren P1 has been confirmed. We recently posted a video of the iconic F1’s spiritual successor testing at the burgring, and it boasts some pretty impressive figures. The 0-100kph sprint takes just 2.8 seconds, while 200kph will come around in 6.8 seconds and 300kph will be hit in 16.5.
The mighty figures of the P1, which has been designed to be the best driver’s car in the world, come courtesy of its hybrid drivetrain that combines for a total output of 673kW. This is made up of a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 powerplant that provides conventional internal-combustion power and a lightweight electric motor.
The acceleration, according to McLaren, is relentless thanks to the instant torque on offer from the electric motor as well as the V8’s optimised turbochargers. The 0-300kph run, as a matter of comparison, takes 5.5 seconds less than the legendary F1 needed to complete the same task. Top speed is electronically limited to 350kph.
Furthermore, despite the P1’s incredible performance figures, it still achieves a claimed combined-cycle fuel consumption figure of 8.3l/100km. Even the carbon emissions sit under the 200g/km mark at 194. On top of that, the electric motor makes it possible to drive 11km emissions free.
Of course, when you have the capability to travel at such speeds, braking becomes massively important, and the P1 doesn’t disappoint here, either. The bespoke Akebono system, which features specially formulated carbon ceramic discs coated in silicone carbide, will stop the P1 from 100kph in a shade over 30m. By comparison, recognised stopping distances indicate a distance more than three times that.
This performance specification has been confirmed after the first customer took delivery of his P1, a car finished in a striking Volcano Yellow paintjob. McLaren Automotive’s CEO, Mike Flewitt, is proud of the Woking-based outfit’s achievement. 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 underline this.