Another proof that hybrid powertrains are not delivered only to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is the 2015 McLaren P1. This supercar main goal is to deliver fantastic performances and with combination of powerful gasoline engine and electric motors we are getting more than 900 hp.
In this case we have 3.8 liter V8 unit that is refined with two turbocharges and paired with a single electric motor. As we said, it offers more than 900 hp, 903 hp to be more precise. With the addition of electric motor not only that the total system power has been increased but it also provides huge amount of torque almost instantly allowing it to accelerate much faster and better. Power of 176 hp and 260 NM is delivered from electric motor that also can power vehicle in electric only mode.
Specs Of 2015 McLaren P1
Battery has enough power to send electricity to the electric motor and drive this vehicle in electric mode only for about 10 km. When both of these motors are used the 2015 McLaren P1 will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph or 100 km/h in about 2.8 seconds, will reach 124 mph or 200 km/h in about 6.8 seconds and 186 mph or 300 km/h in 16.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 217 mph or 350 km/h, quite impressive figures.
From the company that made this marvelous supercar we could hear that this is the most advanced vehicle ever created. It has a top speed that might not be in front of other supercars but according to reports it will be able to take them on race track pretty easy and that is one of the most important things even in standard drive conditions. Both aerodynamics and suspension are active and adjustable, these are changed depending on the road conditions and speed at which this vehicle is traveling. One of the greatest features is the extendable rear spoiler that will extend from body for up to 120 mm on roads and up to 300 mm in race track conditions allowing great level of down force.
When it comes to the exterior and the design of this vehicle we can notice that it brings pretty radical looks. Many might not like its looks but everything here is delivered with a reason and that is to provide best performances possible. Combination of great aerodynamic solutions and low weight with powerful powertrain certainly is a great recipe for a supercar. This means that we are getting one of the best cars in this segment. Heavy use of carbon fiber and other compact but strong materials has resulted in impressive weight to power ratio.
Since the main goal was to produce the best car on the road the interior has been designed in that way to provide best possible setup, everything is driver oriented. Still it is important to offer features that are pretty much standard today and certainly affect the luxury and comfort. Because of this we still get the 2015 McLaren P1 with full climate control, sound system, satellite navigation and similar. Highest level of quality and lightweight materials were used to create interior parts of this vehicle so it will certainly offer great level of comfort to both driver and passenger.
2015 McLaren P1 Price
There is no doubt that the new McLaren P1 will be delivered in only 375 units making it one quite exclusive vehicle. Price is set to slightly over 1 million of Euros or $1.350.000. This is the case with a base model but most of these vehicles are delivered with significant customizations that pushed the price significantly higher. With these changes average sale is about 1.2 million Euros or $1.6 million.