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P1 will be able to crack a top speed of 217mph, and cover a standing quarter mile in 9.8 seconds
Mark Tisshaw
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21 October 2013

The McLaren P1 will be able to crack 0-62mph in just 2.8sec, one of several astonishing performance figures officially confirmed by McLaren for the first time.

The new hypercar will then go from 0-124mph in 6.8sec and from 0-186mph in 16.5sec, making it one of the fastest-accelerating performance cars in history. It can cover a standing quarter of a mile in 9.8sec and a speed of 152mph, while the top speed is electronically limited to 217mph. 

The figures eclipse those of the Porsche 918 Spyder, which cracks 0-62mph in 2.8sec, 0-124mph in 7.9sec, 0-186mph in 23.0sec and goes on to a top speed of 211mph.

The P1’s other great hypercar rival, LaFerrari, has only had its 0-186mph time of 15.5sec confirmed. The 0-62mph time will be “less than 3.0sec” and the 0-124mph time “less than 7.0sec”, but the top speed will not be announced “because it doesn’t matter”.

Very few cars have an official 0-62mph time of sub-3.0sec, including specialised models like the Ariel Atom V8, Koenigsegg Agera R, Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, and Nissan GT-R Spec V.

The P1’s real trump card – although one trumped itself by LaFerrari – is the 0-186mph time, which is 0.2sec faster than the Veyron Super Sport and 5.5sec quicker than the P1’s spiritual predecessor, the McLaren F1.

Official economy details of the P1, which is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine and electric motor with a combined 903bhp and 664lb ft of torque, include combined economy of 34.0mpg and 194g/km CO2 emissions. The P1 can travel up to 6.8 miles solely on electric power. 

Stopping performance is equally as impressive, due to a bespoke carbon-ceramic braking system developed by Akebono and Pirelli tyres. The P1 can go from 62mph to rest in 30.2metres; the Highway Code’s suggested stopping distance from 60mph to rest is 73 metres. To stop from 124mph the P1 takes 116 metres and 246 metres from 186mph. 

McLaren has also confirmed the first of 375 P1s have rolled off the line at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking. It was collected by a UK-based customer at the end of September.

Autocar has produced digital books on the McLaren P1 hypercar as well as the F1 and 12C supercars.

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Ray6O 21 October 2013

Not for me.

No, I'll take a Mercedes (ive just cum) C180 saloon. Mercedes make the best cars. The C180 is infinitely better than this McLaren bollocks. My life's work is epitomised by the C180 (and the damp sock under my bed).

289 22 October 2013

@ Ray60

Please....find somewhere else to crawl off to and infest.
You disgusting excuse for a human.

C2_Matt 21 October 2013

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Darren Moss wrote:

Stopping performance is equally as impressive, due to a bespoke carbon-ceramic braking system developed by Akebono and Pirelli tyres. The P1 can go from 62mph to rest in 30.2metres; the Highway Code’s suggested stopping distance from 60mph to rest is 73 metres. To stop from 124mph the P1 takes 116 metres and 246 metres from 186mph. 

So if you buy a P1 you'll spend most of your time being rear-ended?

gigglebug 21 October 2013

martin_66 Who cares?

Why do people still insist on the same dull "I'd have a cheaper car and a big house instead" analogies? If you had the wealth to buy one of these very expensive cars the last thing you'd be worrying about is the need to budget for a house as well because you'd already have big houses and you'd already have a collection of cars to which the P1 would just be an addition. Unless you think that the average P1/La Ferrari/918 buyer will be a single car owner popping into the shops on the way home from work before returning home to mum's and dad's house in time for tea?? The 918's 4 wheel traction out of corners must be stonking, has to be a big advantage over the competition in the same way a Nissan GTR can match GT3's etc despite it's obvious weight disadvantage

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