McLaren has just released new images with its P1 supercar on the Bahrain International Circuit, celebrating the opening of McLaren Manama.
This is actually the second batch of photos showing the McLaren P1 on the Bahrain International Circuit and the first one has been released just a few weeks ago. The British based carmaker is celebrating the opening of McLaren Manama with these latest images. The McLaren P1 is highlighting the company’s racing pedigree and the model has been announced an official successor of the iconic F1, but unlike the legendary supercar, this new one is underpinned by the McLaren MP4-12C, and that’s why it’s not appreciated by critics.
The McLaren P1 is powered by the same engine found on the MP4-12C and on the 12C Spider, a 3.8 liter V8 twin turbo unit, backed up by an electric motor, which is allowing the model to put down an impressive 916 HP (674 kW) and 900 Nm of torque (663 lb-ft). The P1 can accelerate from 0 t o100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds and it can reach an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). Only 375 units of the McLaren P1 will be produced and each one will cost at least 866,000 GPB. The P1 has been unveiled during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, back in March.