McLaren P1 will have a twin-turbo V8, an electric motor and 916 hp

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 20, 2013

McLaren released today the first technical details of the upcoming P1 supercar and honestly to tell you we are speechless: the car will be powered by a mid-mounted twin-turbo V8 engine but also by an electric motor that deliver a combined output of 916 hp and a maximum torque of 900 Nm.

According to the official press release, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol engine is a new version of the familiar M838T unit that was upgraded in order to deliver 737 hp at 7,500 rpm and 720 Nm of torque from 4,000 rpm.

The lightweight electric motor was developed by the McLaren Electronics arm of the Group and produces 179 hp and a maximum torque of 260 Nm. According to McLaren, the boost system provides up to 179 hp instantly.

The electric motor is mounted directly onto the engine and all drive is channelled through the dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox to drive the rear wheels. Thus, the electric motor and 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine work seamlessly together, providing more than just added ultimate power and torque.

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