Top 10 Things You Should Know About the McLaren P1

Top 10 Things You Should Know About the McLaren P1
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8. A Hybrid Supercar?!

Yep, you read it right. Like a Toyota Prius the P1 is actually a hybrid. Its battery weighs just 96 kilograms, about 212 pounds, and can provide a pure-electric range of up to 20 kilometers in low-speed city driving. To keep the car’s center of gravity as low as possible it’s mounted to the underside of the chassis. To optimize performance and reliability the pack is liquid cooled.

Of course regenerative braking is part of the P1’s powertrain but that’s not the only way to juice the battery. The car is also equipped with a plug-in charger, which can take the pack from completely empty to 100 percent full in just two hours.

  • 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 ?