A New King Has Been Crowned: 2014 McLaren P1February 27th, 2013 by Armaan Almeida
McLaren Automotive has released official performance data for its new 2014 McLaren P1 plug-in hybrid supercar, and it looks like the lightweight carbon fiber beast might well take home the title of the world’s new quickest production car.
With its mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, related to the unit found in the McLaren MP4-12C, plus one of the most powerful electric motors ever fitted to a production car, the P1 is more than 23% faster to 186 mph than the sports car maker’s legendary McLaren F1, which once held the title of the world’s fastest production car.
In the time it takes your typical entry-level sport coupe to hit 60 mph, the P1 will already be doing 128 mph. Read on for complete official performance test data. The P1 will be available in the U.S. by the end of 2013, priced from around $1.3 million.
McLaren P1 Performance By The Numbers
Powertrain: 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 (727 horsepower) + Electric Motor (176 horsepower)
Combined Peak Output: 903 horsepower, 664 lb-ft. torque
0-60 mph: Well under 3 seconds
0-124 mph: Under 7 seconds
0-186 mph: 17 seconds
Top Speed: 217 mph (electronically limited)
All-Electric Range: Up to 12.5 miles
Emissions: Less than 200 g/km
Production: 375 units
Base Price: Approx. $1.3 million
Release Date: Late 2013