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Lucky devil! First McLaren P1 sold

2013-10-22 13:12

LIMITED HYRBID SUPERCAR: Only 375 McLaren P1s will be made and to obtain yours, be prepared to pay the equivalent of R13.7-million. Image: MCLAREN

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McLaren's P1 in testing

2013-09-06 11:25

The testing programme for McLaren's P1 has continued at a relentless pace. The automaker has released an epic video showing its new model undergoing testing both on and off the track!

As the first customer car took delivery of McLaren’s latest sports car, the automaker has revealed the final specification of its P1 has been confirmed. 

In a year of celebration for McLaren, October 2013 marks the first delivery of its P1, sporting a yellow paint job with contrasting Carbon Fibre. A total of 375 McLaren P1, priced from R13.7-million, will be produced at its factory in Woking, England.

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Its 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 petrol works in conjunction with an electric motor for a combined output of 673kW. The engine rockets the P1 from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. Despite an electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h, the P1 is 5.5 seconds quicker than the legendary McLaren F1.

Fuel consumption is rated at 8.3 litres/100km with CO2 emissions of 194g/km. The electric motor offers a range of 11km.

CEO of McLaren Mike Flewitt said: “We designed the McLaren P1 from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver’s car on road and track. The confirmation of the performance figures underlines this.

“I am very proud of our team and everything they have achieved with this ambitious project.  The handover of the first McLaren P1 is another milestone in our 50 year history.”

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McLaren P1 - R13.7-million


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