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The Most Eagerly Awaited Supercar in Years - The McLaren P1

Published: Thursday 21st of February 2013 | Author: Scott | Category: Industry News

The McLaren P1 is probably the most talked about Supercar for many years and the good news is that deliveries of the successor to the ground-breaking McLaren F1 road car are expected before the end of 2013. While we wait, the marketing team at Woking have released more enticing details.

A spokesman for the company said: "The McLaren P1 has one simple goal: to be the best driver's car in the world on road and track."

Once you've got past the stunning looks of the car, the figures provide just as much mouth watering excitement:

  1. P1 prices are expected to be around £800,000
  2. Top speed of 230mph
  3. 60mph will be achieved under 3 seconds
  4. The P1 will produce a staggering 916bhp
  5. Power comes from a 3.8litre twin-turbocharged engine
  6. The petrol engine produces 737bhp
  7. Boosted by a further 179bhp by the electric motor
  8. Electric motor alongside petrol engine to improve emissions
  9. P1 carbon dioxide emissions less than 200g/km - compared to 559g/km for the Bugatti Veyron and 307g/km for the Ferrari 458
  10. The P1 will produce less pollution that a Honda Accord!

McLaren Automotive executive chairman Ron Dennis added: "The McLaren P1 will be the result of 50 years of racing and road car heritage. Twenty years ago we raised the supercar performance bar with the McLaren F1 and our goal with the McLaren P1 is to redefine it once again."

McLaren automotive managing director Antony Sheriff continued by saying: "Our aim is not necessarily to be the fastest in absolute top speed but to be the quickest and most rewarding series production road car on a circuit. It is the true test of a supercar's all round ability and a much more important technical statement. Our goal is to make the McLaren P1 the most exciting, most capable, most technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made."

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