The British based automaker McLaren has recently announced the very first technical details of the brand new P1 production supercar, ahead of its public debut in Geneva next month.
According to the car manufacturer, the McLaren P1 will get a mid-mounted twin turbocharged 3.8 ltier V8 engine under its hood, which will produce a total output of 727 BHP at 7,500 rpm, helped by an electric motor mounted directly onto the engine, which is providing an extra 176 BHP. The torque figure will stand at 531 lb-ft and it will be available at 4,000 rpm, on the engine, while the electric motor will provide 192 lb-ft. The peak torque will be 664 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm.
McLaren says that the engine used on the P1 is a revised version of the M838T unit used on the MP4-12C and on the 12C Spyder. The P1 will be a rear-wheel drive supercar which should be able to run on electric power along for about 6 miles, thanks to its 96 kg battery pack, which is mounted underside of the carbon fiber chassis. A Formula 1 inspired DRS (Drag Reduction System) will also make its way onto the P1. The McLaren P1 will be a direct rival for the Ferrari F150 and for the Porsche 918 Spyder. Additional details on the supercar will be announced on the 5th of March, in Geneva.