2014 McLaren P1 is aiming to be the best driver’s car in the world

March 10th, 2013 by Road Test TV

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2014 McLaren P1 Rundown:

  • Style and Drive Type: Coupe.
  • Power: 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine mated to an electric-motor making 903-hp.
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
  • 0 to 60 mph: Less than 3 seconds.
  • Top speed: 217 mph.
  • Price: $$1,150,000.

That’s right – the 2014 McLaren P1, the much anticipated successor to the F1, is aiming to be the best driver’s car in the world and not only the road, but also the track. Seeing as McLaren has 50 years of engineering and racing experince in the fields of aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber technology – that should be no problem.

“McLaren introduced the carbon fiber chassis to the world of Formula 1 in 1981 with the MP4/1, and we had the first carbon-bodied road car,” says McLaren Automotive Executive Chairman Ron Dennis. “We have always been at the cutting edge of vehicle aerodynamics, and all of this experience has gone into the new McLaren P1. Twenty years ago, with the McLaren F1, we raised the supercar performance bar. With the McLaren P1, we have redefined it once more.”

Power for the McLaren P1 comes from a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 gasoline engineĀ  coupled with an electric-motor to produce a total of 903-hp.

That allows 0 to 60 mph to come in under 3 seconds, 0 to 124 mph in less than 7 seconds and 0 to 186 in less than 16 seconds – a full five seconds quicker than the McLaren F1. Top speed comes in at 217 mph.

Prices start at $1,150,000.

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