McLaren P1 Production Model Revealed With Full Stats Including 218 MPH Top Speed

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

After detailing engine specifications a week ago, McLaren Automotive has now revealed full performance specifications on its hybrid supercar.

Powered by a twin-turbo hybrid 3.8-liter V8 engine making 903-hp, the McLaren P1 will hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in under three seconds. From there it will blast on to 124 mph (200 km/h) in under 7 seconds and finally speed to 186 mph (300 km/h) in under 17 seconds. That number puts the P1 a full five seconds faster to 300 km/h than the original McLaren F1.

SEE MORE: McLaren P1 Engine Specs Detailed

As for the car’s top speed, McLaren always made a point of saying the car was not intended to do battle with Bugatti for top speed honors, and it certainly doesn’t come close to touching the Veyron. Instead McLaren has limited the P1’s maximum velocity at 350 km/h or 218 mph. The Veyron tops that number by almost 50 mph at 267.81 mph.

Looking nearly identical to the concept, McLaren said it consulted with buyers as to what design changes to make and the consensus was that nothing should be. In keeping with customer wishes, the only update seen from the concept is some new small ducting ahead of the front wheels to aid in downforce and cooling.

Priced at £866,000 (or roughly $1.3 million) the P1 will be extremely limited, with production set at just 375 units, ensuring it is one of the rarest, most exotic cars on the planet.


Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Sarayyy26 Sarayyy26 on Feb 26, 2013

    they should give us more info with the limiter removed for the P1! 218 mph is way too low for a 900 hp car, if this can't beat Veyron's acceleration, then this car is probably not good as it looks!they said atheoreticaltopspeedof 384 km/h, then without the limiter it may go from 384 to 420 km/h...