In sheer performance terms, the McLaren F1 was pretty much unrivalled — the fastest car on the planet at the time. So, we have high hopes for its successor, the P1, and if the specs just released by McLaren are anything to go by, we’re not going to be disappointed, well if you’ve got a million in the bank that is. 0 to 186mph in just 17 seconds; that’s practically warp speed. Plus it’s kind of green-ish too.
Two-seats are propelled from 0 to 62mph in 3 seconds, zero to 124mph in just 7, and to the afore mentioned 186mph in 17 heart-pounding ticks of the second hand. It’ll also hit a blistering 217mph top speed, and that’s just an electronic cap.
The P1 is a hybrid of sorts too, with both a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 mounted in the middle of the car, and an electric motor for extra power. 903 horses are at your disposal combined, but if you’re just pootling about the city in your million quid hypercar, you can drive 12 miles in all-electric mode up to 30mph. It’s practically an eco-car, really.
The bad news is that only 375 of the things are going to be made, apparently, and they cost from a life-ending starting price of £866,000, which is more than most people’s houses. But when sheer performance looks this damn good, you just can’t put a price on it. Just imagine turning up to your school reunion in that thing. [McLaren]