McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is a rear-wheel drive mid-engined hybrid supercar of the British sports car manufacturer McLaren Automotive. Was first presented to the public, the near-series concept study of the P1 on the Mondial de l'Automobile in 2012. The final version was presented in 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show. The P1 is McLaren's first road vehicle with hybrid drive and thus a direct competitor to the Ferrari and the Porsche 918 LaFerrari McLaren plans a limited production of 375 vehicles for the price of 1.1 million euros each, which were sold out before the start of series production.


The design of the McLaren P1 is based on the McLaren MP4 -12C and consists mainly of curved lines, but the P1 is wider and longer and has some completely redesigned design elements such as the lights in the form of the McLaren company logos, which sets it apart from the MP4 -12C.

The rear wing of the car is adjustable, it can be extended by 300 mm to 120 mm and road use in racing.


The McLaren P1 has a heavily modified version of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine used in the McLaren MP4 - 12C ( 737 hp) 542 kW at 7500 rpm. Additionally, a 132 kW ( 179 hp ) is installed powerful electric motor. Together afford both engines 674 kW ( 916 hp) and a torque of 900 Nm make available. It can be used only for both the gasoline engine and only the electric motor for driving. The battery of the electric motor can be fully charged in two hours by either the gasoline engine or through a plug-in charger. The purely electric range of the vehicle is seven miles.

The ground clearance of the chassis can be by the driver via a Race Active Chassis Control (RCC ) system called reduced by 50 mm in order to ensure, through the ground effect for more aerodynamic downforce.

The power is transmitted via a seven -speed dual- clutch transmission. The carbon - ceramic brake system was developed by Akebono, which develops and produces the braking devices of the McLaren Formula 1 cars. Similar to the Formula 1 race car McLaren MP4/13 from the 1998 season of the P1 with a Brake Steer is equipped mentioned system that gives slightly when cornering, braking the inside wheel and thus the car more agility when cornering. This results in higher cornering speeds are possible. For stability, among other things, a six -stage ESP, in which for the selected level ( Normal, Sport, Track, Race, track -Off, Race -Off) the traction control and braking interventions are tuned differently makes.


The following acceleration values ​​were the work of well-known: From 0 to 100 km / h 2.8 seconds, from 0 to 200 km / h 6.8 seconds and from 0 to 300 km / h 16.5 seconds. The top speed is due to an electronic Breakaway at 350 km / h The theoretical consumption according to ECE- R 101 standard is 8.3 liters per 100 kilometers, the fact -based CO2 emissions is 194 g / km.

According to press reports the McLaren P1 is to be driven on the Nürburgring - Nordschleife, a time of 6:47 minutes, which would be around 10 seconds faster than the Mileage on September 4, 2013 lap record of the Porsche 918 Spyder.