'Best driver's car' spotted

2013-06-16 13:55

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.

  • Russell Bennett - 2013-06-17 10:02

    Not entirely correct. In fact, the top speed is claimed to be in excess of 385km/h, however all production P1s will be limited to 349km/h. Pedantic? Yes, but facts nonetheless.

  • Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-06-17 12:46

    Very epic car, BUT then again I get a new 911 Turbo S and have just as much fun for 20% of the price

      Jerzy Bondov - 2013-06-18 14:40

      As well as 20% of the looks. The 911 Turbo's looks are as dated as Michael jackson's jacket and glove. It was cool in the 80's, but now its just plain outdated.

      James Blacksmith - 2013-06-20 00:28

      @Jerzy You're considered a tosser whether you drive a 911 or a F1. May as well drive a car that you enjoy.

  • John Ambitious - 2013-06-18 07:35

    A hybrid...oh great. Way to completely put you off a car.

  • Matt Rae - 2013-06-18 09:26

    Buy a Honda Vtec for endless motoring pleasure, TRUE STORY

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