McLaren starts production of the P1 hypercar

Article by Christian A., on October 8, 2013

McLaren has finally started production of the P1 hypercar. Powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, the McLaren P1 promises to bring out 737 hp and 720 Nm of torque, but this is not all as the British-built hypercar also comes with an electric motor rated at 179 hp and 260 Nm of torque. The electric motor is mounted directly in the twin-turbo V8 engine and this means that the total output is an impressive 916 hp.

Using a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox which delivers the power to the rear wheels, the McLaren P1 hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in under 7 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in less than 17 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h or 217 mph.

McLaren will build only 375 P1 hypercars and once the production process is fully ramped up on P1 will be built each day. Although pricing starts at around $1,150,000 or 1 million euros, McLaren P1 buyers are expected to customize their cars through the McLaren Special Operations divisions which means that each customer will pay even more for that astonishing hypercar.

Back in August we announced that all the McLaren P1 examples were already sold out in the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Still, for those who want one, few cars were available in Europe as McLaren didn’t want to shift P1 allocation from one region to another. For those who don’t know, the McLaren P1 will take on the Porsche 918 Spyder and the exclusive Ferrari LaFerrari.

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