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'Best driver's car' spotted

2013-06-16 13:55

TWO'S A PARTY: The pre-production McLaren P1 was spotted testing on the roads, the automaker hopes to make it the best driver's car in the world. Image: Automedia

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2013 McLaren P1 on ice

2013-05-02 07:54

McLaren next-generation sportscar undergoes extreme testing in frigid northern Sweden. Watch as the P1 is put through its paces!

 
The development of McLaren's P1 is nearing its end; only a few months remain until the first of 375 wealthy customers take delivery of the British automaker's latest supercar.

McLaren hopes to ensure that its P1 delivers on its promise of being "the best driver’s car in the world on road and track".

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The P1 is powered by a 3.8 twin-turbo good for 542kw at 7500rpm and 720Nm at 4000rpm. Its electric motor produces 131kW, to a total of 673kW and combined torque of 900Nm.

The P1 can reach 100km/h in less than three seconds and top speed listed as 385km/h.


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