McLaren P1 hits 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds – official image

The new McLaren P1, a masterpiece of automotive engineering will hit 100 km/h or 62mph in just 2.8 seconds, the British automaker announced on Mondy.

The announcement comes after McLaren has delivered the first P1 model. Therefore the vehicle, (if we can name this a vehicle…) is powered by a 3.8 liter turbo V8 and an electric motor – for a total of 916 hp! It will be capable of 34 mpg (8.3 l/100km on the EU combined cycle or about 28 MPG US) and only 194 g/km of CO2 emissions. Again! 8.3 l/100km or 28 MPG US for a 900+ hp supercar!
The new P1 will hit a top speed of 217mph (is electronically limited) – 124 mph (200 km/h) in 6.8 seconds and 186 mph (300 km/h) in 16.5 seconds; that’s 5.5 seconds quicker than the iconic McLaren F1!

McLaren says it takes 82 technicians 17 days of work to create a single example. To ensure if the car is perfectly sealed, McLaren says “ … 16,000 litres of de-ionised recycled water is released on to the car to ensure all seals are correctly finished”.

The company will roll out only one model / day. It will make only 375 P1s, with production due to run until mid-2015. It will compete with the new Porsche 918 Spyder, a model that was capable to complete the “Ring” track in just 6:57s !