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Video: Road Test McLaren P1

Video: Road Test McLaren P1

You all have heard about the new McLaren P1 which at present is one of the most advanced road legal cars available in the International market. The P1 uses 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 from their another car the 12C but this engine has been tuned differently and thus generates about 800 Hp of peak power, not only this McLaren has also used an electric motor with the twin turbo V8 which seperately produces an estimated 150 Hp and 500 pound-feet of torque. Thus you get a combined peak power of 903 Hp and an astonishing 1,100 pound-feet of torque. Now thats an insane amount of power.

Autocar UK test drives the new McLaren P1 both on the road and inside a track enjoy the video and please leave your thoughts about this new P1 in our comment section below.

May 31, 2014 01:30
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2014 Mclaren P1

2014 Mclaren P1

The automobile as we know it is undergoing a revolutionary change. The Mclaren P1 is one among a few other supercars that are so complex that it took more than a century to become reality. The high-tech systems that power these modern supercars are the result of decades of development and research. One key factor that played a vital role in these cars to materialize was Formula 1.

Mclaren has been racing in Formula 1 since its early days. Formula 1 is a test bed for modern technologies and the Mclaren P1 is the result of the hard work that gone into making championship winning race cars. Having conquered speeds over 200 mph, their focus now is on creating supercars that produce less greenhouse gases and burn fuel more efficiently than before.

Hybrid systems have been around for a while now. However, no one had ever used hybrids to power 1000 horsepower supercars topping well over 200 mph. The Mclaren P1 has shown us the future of motoring with its highly complicated hybrid drive. Ferrari and Porsche too have their own versions of hybrid supercars, each with unique qualities of their own.

The Mclaren P1 makes use of a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 along with a bank of high powered batteries and electric motors to generate a combined output of over 900 horsepower. Couple that to a car that weighs as much as your average family hatchback and results of this combination are rather profound.

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March 18, 2014 08:25
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Chris Harris Drives the Mclaren P1 at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

Chris Harris Drives the Mclaren P1 at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

The most comprehensive insight into the new Mclaren P1. Better than even Jeremy Clarkson’s review on Top Gear. Impressive! Definitely, absolutely.

If you are a petrolhead, you won’t be new to Chris Harris’ antics, the way he trashes supercar tires one after the other. A new internet sensation, Chris is probably the best anchor who speaks his mind through an unadulterated British accent and world seems to love it.

This week he reviews the Mclaren P1. A supercar which according to Chris is "the new thing". Better than the Porsche 918 Spyder and even better than the Ferrari LaFerrari, probably.

While, Mclaren is busy letting journalists drive their new supercar, Ferrari seems a left behind. The world is waiting to get a taster of the new Ferrari but for now, the Mclaren is the best supercar in the world (as proved by Chris Harris).

The Bugatti Veyron was a milestone in automotive history. The P1 however, betters the Veyron. It may not have a 1000 horsepower but it does have enough grunt to make a person like Chris squeal and moan at the wheel. The numbers are astonishing too. 916 horsepower twin-turbocharged V-8 coupled to an electric motor and a top speed of 217 mph.

Full points to Chris and Mclaren for this video. Oh, and the chat with other Chris (Goodwin), loved it. And finally thanks to J.F., Mike and the rest of the team at the Drive network for bringing us this awesome first drive review of the P1.

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February 22, 2014 07:30
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