The British based automaker McLaren has released the very first official images and details on the final production version of the P1 supercar.
After it has leaked just hours ago, McLaren has decided to release its own set of images with the final production version of the P1, along with the first details on the supercar. According to the car manufacturer, the McLaren P1 has a drag coefficient of 0.34 and it can generate 600 kg (1,322 lbs) of downforce, 5x more than the MP4-12C. The model has a carbon fiber chassis weight 100 kg and it’s 300 mm longer than the iconic F1 and longer and wider than the MP4-12C.
The McLaren P1 weighs just 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs) thanks to the lightweight construction and it’s coming with a new type of carbon ceramic disc brakes, which hasn’t been used on a road car before. The new material is stronger than the regular carbon ceramic and it’s dissipating heat more effectively. The cabin of the model has a driver-orientated cockpit where carbon fiber is used. The seats and the steering column are adjustable.
The heart of the McLaren P1 is made out of a hybrid powertrain in which a twin-turbo V8 3.8 liter mid-mounted engine with 737 HP (542 kW) at 7,500 rpm and 720 Nm of torque (531 lb-ft) available from 4,000 rpm is being used, along with a 179 HP (132 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) electric motor. The total output stands at 916 HP (674 kW) and 900 Nm of torque (663 lb-ft), sent to the ground through a seven-speed twin clutch Graziano transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration takes less than 3 seconds and top speed has been electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).
McLaren has decided to produce just 375 units of the impressive P1 after meeting with potential owners who were more concerned of exclusivity than top speed or money. Prices of the new supercar made by McLaren will start at 1,004,800 euros (1,150,000 USD / 866,000 GBP). More details on it will be announced in Geneva, next week.