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First McLaren P1 customer cars delivered & specs and performance confirmed

Mon, 21 Oct 2013

First McLaren P1 customer cars delivered

With McLaren starting production of the P1 earlier this month,and the P1 has now starting to arrive in the hands of real customers (which, it appears, is more than Ferrari can manage with LaFerrari) with it comes confirmation of the immense performance the P1 offers. The 0-62mph time of 2.8 seconds is impressive enough, but the 0-124mph of just 6.8 seconds, quarter mile of 9.8 seconds (at 152mph terminal speed) and a limited top speed of 217mph makes the new P1 astonishingly quick.

If we look at the P1′s rivals claims for performance, LaFerrariu comes close with (vague) promises from Ferrari of a 0-62mph under 3 seconds and a 0-124mph if under 7 seconds.

Porsche, on the other hand, have been more accommodating with performance figures for the 918 Spyder, with a 0-62mph of 2.8 seconds, 0-124mph of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 211mph.

It’s not just getting up to speed in the P1 that’s impressive, stopping is too.

The P1 comes with a carbon ceramic braking system and very bespoke Pirelli tyres, and that combination allows the P1 to stop from 62mph in just over 30 metres – less than a third of the Highway Code stopping distance.

What we also get is ‘official’ economy figures for the P1 which, thanks to the daft way the tests are done and the P1′s electric motor assistance, means this McLaren Supercar can boast the sort of figures you’d be lucky to see in the real world from a 1.25 Fiesta – 34mpg and 194g/km.

The McLaren P1 continues to impress.


By Cars UK