A high-speed drag strip run is showing a brand new McLaren P1 reach 330 km/h in an on-board video.
The McLaren P1 is definitely one of the hottest supercars ever to be produced, along with its two main competitors, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari LaFerrari and the video posted below is showing just what this vehicle can do in a straight line. The clip represents a high-speed drag strip run against a Nissan GT-R but we won’t even start talking about the winner, because this is too obvious. However, we do have to mention that the Nissan GT-R is packing an impressive 850 HP (634 kW).
McLaren has officially unveiled the P1 during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and the model is packing a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine, similar to the one used on the MP4-12C and on the 650S. This is rated at 727 HP and 719 Nm of torque, being backed up by an in-house developed electric motor, with 176 HP and 260 Nm of torque. In McLaren math, the total output stands at 890 HP and 978 Nm, which is more than enough to allow it to sprint from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).
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