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1.15 million mclaren p1 hits 186 mph in 17-seconds
McLaren’s slow drip of information about the new P1 hypercar ahead of its debut next week at the 2013 Geneva auto show continues, this time with the release of some eye-watering performance figures and its official base price: $1,150,000. McLaren P1 customers in North America will begin getting their cars in early 2014.
According to McLaren, the new exotic will hit 62 mph in under 3 seconds, 124 mph (200 km/h) in under 7 seconds, and 186 mph (300 km/h) in under 17 seconds – not only besting the legendary F1 to that last mark by a whopping 5 seconds, but also coming within range of the thunderous Bugatti Veyron. Top speed will be electronically limited to “just” 218 mph (350 km/h), but the P1 is surely capable of more.
Since you can’t have insane acceleration without appropriate deceleration capability, the P1 will be fitted with a new type of carbon ceramic disc that has yet to be used on a road car. Developed by Akebono, which also does the brakes for McLaren’s Formula1 cars, these new discs are said to be more effective at dissipating heat, significantly lighter, and bear a coating that gives it a mirrored finish on both friction surfaces. The P1 will also use a special Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber that has been developed alongside the car.
While we know that the power part of the P1’s performance equation consists of 903 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque courtesy of a 727-hp/531-lb-ft 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 and a 176-hp/192-lb-ft electric motor (that can run the car on its own for about 12 miles), we’re still in the dark as to how much weight it has to hustle around (surely not much more than the 3210 lbs of the 12C) and what the exact dimensions of the car are — details we should find out next week.
If you’re intrigued by the P1’s performance, you’ll want to start liquidating assets now. McLaren’s base asking price will be a hefty $1,150,000 (firmly in “if you have to ask…” territory) and the company will build just 375 for the entire world.