McLaren P1 

  • $1.2M built in England
  • 2014
  • 903 HP 3.8L
  • 217 mph
It is an electrohydraulically boosted system that is so beautifully tuned you simply don’t ever think about the steering system at all.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2014)
Any fear that a hybrid hypercar would diminish the enjoyment has proved, in our minds, to be unfounded—at least in the McLaren P1.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2014)

Road Tests Real world tests of the McLaren P1


McLaren P1
2.7 s
Acura NSX
5.5 s
3.1 s

Top speed

McLaren P1
217 mph
Venom GT
270 mph
Agera R
260 mph


McLaren P1
5.5 s
Acura NSX
12.2 s
5.1 s


McLaren P1
20 s
Venom GT
14.51 s

1/4 mile

McLaren P1
9.8 s
Acura NSX
13.4 s
11 s

Nurburgring time

McLaren P1

Data points Key details of the McLaren P1


McLaren P1
Acura NSX

Number built

McLaren P1
375 cars
Venom GT
30 cars
499 cars

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web


2014 McLaren P1 - Top Speed
The upcoming McLaren P1 supercar will combine a revised 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with a low-weight, highly efficient electric motor.
In this case, the P1 can travel 12 miles with zero tailpipe emissions at speeds up to 30 mph.

First Look: 2014 McLaren P1

by Donny Nordlicht |
AutomobileMag News
None of that is terribly surprising, given that the MP4-12C does the dash to 62 mph in just 3.1 seconds and will reach 124 mph in 8.8 seconds.
McLaren has also engineered the electric motor to slow down the gasoline engine during upshifts to drop engine revs more quickly and slightly increase shift times.

McLaren P1
The instant response of the electric motor provides a sharper throttle response more associated with a normally aspirated engine, and the significantly enhanced air-charging system enables the McLaren P1™ to have more top-end power – the perfect combination for high performance.
The motor produces maximum torque of 260Nm instantly from a standstill, greatly increasing the throttle response of the McLaren P1™, and peak combined torque of 900Nm is delivered from just 4,000 rpm.

First Look: McLaren P1 Concept

AutomobileMag News
But to achieve the claimed power-to-weight ratio of more than 600 hp per ton, it takes more than a few sheets of thinwall carbon fiber and a couple of extra turbos.
Simon Lacey, head of vehicle technology, was in charge of the aerodynamic performance: "Thanks to the amazing downforce, the faster you go the more you feel in control.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand McLaren
Price $1,150,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2014
Number built 375 cars


Body style Coupe
Top type Hard fixed


Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,036 lb
Width 76.6 in
Height 46.8 in
Length 180.6 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes

road tests

Top speed 217 mph
1/4 mile 9.8 s
0-60mph 2.7 s
0-100mph 5.5 s
0-200mph 20 s
0-300kph 17 s
20.6km nurburgring time 6:47.0
Drag coefficient 0.34

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.36 lb/hp
Maximum hp 903 HP @ 7,500 RPM
Maximum torque 663 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,799 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.66 in / 2.75 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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