2.8 Seconds To Reach 62 MPH In McLaren’s Hybrid Supercar

McLaren Automotive has now confirmed the performance figures for the hybrid supercar McLaren P1.

These figures show that the McLaren P1 accelerates to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 6.8 seconds, and 186 mph in 16.5 seconds.

McLaren said the P1 has been designed from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on road and track. For the British company, the confirmation of the performance figures underlines this, and gives further insight into the potential of the latest model from the Woking-based firm.

The P1 is powered by a twin powerplant generating 903 horsepower combining a 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 gasoline engine and a lightweight electric motor.

The acceleration, delivered as a result of the instant torque offered by the electric motors and the optimised turbos, allows the McLaren P1 to reach 300 km/h (186 mph) in just 16.5 seconds.

As a benchmark, this is a full 5.5 seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1.

Top speed is electronically limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).

Despite these figures, the McLaren P1 still returns 34.0 mpg (8.3 l/100 kilometers) on the EU combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 194 g/km.

The electric motor offers a range of 6.8 miles in full electric mode on the NEDC cycle.

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The braking performance is said to be as impressive, attained though the use of a bespoke Akebono system. The specially formulated carbon ceramic discs, coated in silicon carbide, can bring the McLaren P1 to a stop from 62 mph (100 km/h) in a distance of 30.2 meters. This figure is even more impressive when compared to the recognized stopping distances, which suggests that more than three times the distance – 102 meters – is required to bring a regular car to a stop from 100 km/h (62 mph).

Series production of the P1 started over the summer and the first car, finished in Volcano Yellow and contrasting visual carbon fiber, rolled off the production line at the end of September – a fitting tribute during the month of the 50th anniversary celebrations.

“We designed the McLaren P1 from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on road and track. The confirmation of the performance figures underlines this. I am very proud of our Woking based team and everything they have achieved with this ambitious project.  The handover of the first McLaren P1 is another milestone in our 50 year history,” said Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive Ltd.

A total of 375 examples of the McLaren P1 will be produced, all hand-built in the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, England.