The British based automaker McLaren has recently released more details on its newest supercar up to date, the impressive P1.
According to the car manufacturer, the McLaren P1’s carbon fiber bodywork is integrating 200 components into three main pieces and the close-fitting bodywork means lots of heat to dissipate. The model’s exhaust finisher and heat shield behind the rear window have been made from titanium. The hybrid system is adding a total of 190 kg on the model and the electric motor is driving the gearbox at all times, cutting the turbo lag and providing it an extra 180 HP and 260 Nm of torque.
In order to make sure that the sound emitted is just perfect, this has been tuned too, with the help of two sensors, one in the intake and one in the exhaust, which are combining into a perfect note. This is sent into the cabin behind the driver’s head. McLaren says that the sound is different in all four modes, including in all-electric setting. A total of 250 units out of the total 375 have been ordered. Each model costs 866,000 GBP and it’s available only in left-hand drive. The production will begin on July 8, 2013, and a team of 70 technicians will assemble one each day. Deliveries will begin on the 22nd of August.