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”.