McLaren is using all of its 50 years of racing experience and success, in the fields of aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fibre technology to create McLaren P1. “We believe the McLaren P1TM is the most exciting, capable, technologically advanced and most dynamically accomplished supercar ever made”, says McLaren P1TM programme director, Paul Mackenzie.
The McLaren P1 is a limited-edition super car that blends a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain with striking looks and race-inspired technology. It uses an inovative IPAS petrol-electric powertrain comprising a substantially revised 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, coupled to a single electric motor, collectively known as M838TQ. Power output is 916 PS (903hp). Electric motor’s ability provide instant torque. Carbon dioxide emissions are less than 200g/km, and it can cover more than 10km in electric-only mode.
Mounted on low-profile Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires designed specifically for the P1, 10-spoke wheels crafted out of high-strength aluminum, have a diameter of 19 inches in the front and 20 inches in the back.