McLaren P1 New Details Revealed

McLaren P1 New Details Revealed

Fresh details on the McLaren P1 have just emerged after an event for customers, though the news raises more questions than answers. 

Much more information on the car first unveiled last September during the 2012 Paris Motor Show is expected during the second half of its unveiling at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Now, McLaren released new details including confirmation that the car it brought to Paris is fully functional with a complete powertrain.

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Speculation about that powertrain lead two schools of thought. The first suggested that the P1 would be powered by a higher-output version of the same 3.8-liter V8 powering the 12C, but massaged to make more power.

Other reports suggested the car will take advantage of a KERS hybrid system to deliver large, temporary horsepower boosts. Either could still turn out to be the case, but the car is expected to make somewhere in the ballpark of 800 hp.

Production is limited to 500 units that will each cost about $1.2 million. More details, including a first look at the interior, will be available in March.

[Source: AutoBlog]

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