Top 10 Things You Should Know About the McLaren P1

Top 10 Things You Should Know About the McLaren P1
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9. 903 Brake Horsepower

A 3.8-liter gasoline-fed V8 engine is mounted amidships. That’s not a very big powerplant considering how absurdly fast the P1 is. Making up for its displacement deficit are two turbochargers, which force air down its gullet, greatly enhancing output. An electric motor augments the engine and helps deliver a system total of 903 brake horsepower, though the motor is primarily there to enhance throttle response and improve drivability. Torque is quoted at 900 Newton metres. In real numbers that’s about 664 lb-ft. McLaren calls this drivetrain IPAS, short for Instant Power Assist. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission handles all the power and routes it to the rear wheels.

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    Wow almost as good and almost as fast as the best super bikes at 1000 times the price 

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    2 hour recharge, is that on household current 110v or 220 or even higher ?

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    What really matters is power to weight and nothing is said about that . . . 

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    Since when was NASA in the brake testing and rating business.  Do they even know your using their name as such ?

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    I question a car that needs this much down force as being misdesigned 

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    The Yugo also stayed much as the show car . . . 

  • Jeffreysofhawaii

    A car will ability well above what a normal or even a buy who can afford it skill level  So mostly it goes wasted.  Nice car yes, one of the best,  worth it, up to you to decide and yes 375 people will decide it is worth it to them.  Wanna race for pink slips ?