McLaren P1 (2013–)

Model History

February 2013

McLaren confirmed pricing and production details of its P1

The official list price will be £866,000, and 375 of the 217mph car will be built at the company's Woking factory. The P1's maximum power is 916PS thanks to a combination of the V8 engine fitted to the MP4-12C and an electric motor. Because it’s effectively a hybrid, it manages to emit less than 200g/km of CO2, and can run for seven miles on battery alone.

A series of new images issued at the same time showed a couple of details that have changed in the transition from concept to production car. These include revised vents in in the front wings and different vents at the rear of the car.

Performance is at the very top of the tree - 0-62mph takes 'less than three seconds', 0-124mph comes up in 'under seven', with 0-186mph in 'less than 17 seconds'. That makes its significantly faster at accelerating than the legendary F1, although maximum speed is well down, as it's electronically limited to 217mph.

March 2013

McLaren confirmed pricing and production details of its P1 hypercar, at the full unveil at the Geneva Motor Show. The official list price will be £866,000, and 375 of the 217mph car will be built at the company's Woking factory, and it goes head-to-head with the LaFerrari.

The P1 produces 916PS thanks to a combination of the 3.8-litre V8 engine fitted to the MP4-12C and an electric motor. Because it’s effectively a hybrid, it manages to emit less than 200g/km of CO2, and can run for seven miles on battery alone. A series of new images has also been revealed showing a couple of details that have changed in the transition from concept to production car. These include revised vents in in the front wings and different vents at the rear of the car.

The addition of an electric motor isn’t just for increased economy and extra peak power, though – because it delivers all of its torque from zero rpm it improves acceleration from a standstill and sharpens throttle response. The motor is mounted directly on to the engine, and power from both it and the engine is channelled to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Zero-emissions EV range isn't far - around six miles.

At 5-3-2013 performance figures remained unconfirmed, other than 0-62mph taking 'less than three seconds', 0-124mph in 'under seven', and 0-186mph in 'less than 17 seconds'. That makes its significantly faster at accelerating than the legendary F1, although maximum speed is well down, as it's electronically limited to 217mph.

October 2013

Performance of production McLaren P1s confirmed and first customer delivery. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, braking from 100 km/h to zero takes just 30.2 metres. The McLaren P1 reaches 300 km/h (186 mph) in 16.5 seconds - a full 5.5 seconds quicker than the McLaren F1

Bespoke tyres and braking system, developed in conjunction with technical partners Pirelli and Akebono, ensure optimised performance. First customer took delivery of groundbreaking McLaren P1from company's headquarters in Woking, England on 22-10.2013. Accelerates to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 6.8 seconds, and 300 km/h (186 mph) in 16.5 seconds.

Fitted with a twin powerplant powertrain generating 916 PS (903 bhp) from the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 petrol engine and the lightweight electric motor.

The relentless acceleration, delivered as a result of the instant torque offered by the electric motors and the optimised turbos, sees the McLaren P1 reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 16.5 seconds. Despite these figures, the McLaren P1 still returns 34.0 mpg (8.3 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle, with emissions of 194 g/km. The electric motor offers a range of 11 km (6.8 miles) in full electric mode on the NEDC cycle, which sees emissions drop to zero.

The braking figures are equally as impressive for the McLaren P1, with the levels of performance provided by the bespoke Akebono system. The specially formulated carbon ceramic discs, coated in silicon carbide, can bring the McLaren P1to a halt from 62 mph (100 km/h) in a distance of just 30.2 metres. This figure is even more impressive when compared to the recognised stopping distances, which suggests that more than three times the distance - 102 metres - is required to bring a car to a halt from 100 km/h (62 mph).

Acceleration
0-100km/h (62 mph)
0-200km/h (124 mph)
0-300km/h (186 mph)
Standing quarter mile (400m)
V Max
2.8 seconds
6.8 seconds
16.5 seconds
9.8 seconds @ 245 km/h (152 mph)
350 km/h (217 mph) electronically limited
Braking
100-0 km/h m (ft) [sec]
200-0 km/h m (ft) [sec]
300-0 km/h m (ft) [sec]
30.2 (99) [2.9]
116 (380) [4.5]
246 (806) [6.2]
Fuel efficiency
mpg (combined)
litres/100km
34.0 mpg
8.3 l/100km
Emissions
CO 2 194 g/km

May 2014

Though no more than 375 McLaren P1 road cars will be made before production ends, existing P1 owners can order an additional special track-only P1 that is not homologated for road use.

December 2016

McLaren Extended Warranty extended up to 12 years old.

Launched in 2014 can now be renewed up to the car’s 12th birthday. (Previously could only be extended up to 7 years old.) McLaren Extended Warranty benefits include unlimited mileage cover, roadside assistance in selected markets and, in the event of claim, guaranteed use of McLaren Genuine Parts fitted by fully trained McLaren technicians. The scheme is available for all new, existing and approved-used McLaren Qualified vehicles that have covered less than 100,000 miles and have been owned for a minimum of 90 days.

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