McLaren P1 limits top speed, unleashes other potential

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When we think of the ultimate supercar we not only think of the Bugatti but also cars from another era, and the McLaren is right up their with the best of them. The company has tried several times to repeat its success, but has failed to do so over the years. However, with the McLaren P1 full specs and also top speed now being announced we have to say all the pieces are in place.

Before we take a look at some of the key figures, we have to point out that the top speed of the P1 is 217 mph, and while some people will ask why this is, we have to remember that in order to unleash the true potential of the P1, McLaren had to limit their new hypercar.

We had assumed that McLaren would share all the tech specs with us at Geneva next month, so nice to see that they have treated us to this news early. The P1 is said to have the quickest time around the Ring, and we can see why when looking at figures like a 0-62 mph of just under three seconds and 0-124 mph will take around seven seconds, which is about 23 percent faster than the McLaren F1.

Some may ask how much faster the P1 would go if it was derestricted, and while we would also like the answer to that question you have to remember that this would change the dynamics of the car and make it handle in an erratic way.

What’s more important top speed or lap times? If you are looking for a car for its top speed then might we suggest the Veyron. McLaren know that some owners of the P1 will want to use their new purchase to take onto the track, and we already know that the P1 will blow the Veyron out of the water on lap times.

The price of the McLaren P1 will be £866,000. For all the technical specifications head over to McLaren. We can’t wait for the first reviews of this hypercar to start showing up on the Internet, only then will get get to know just how the P1 compares to its rivals.

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McLaren P1 limits top speed, unleashes other potential

  • sarayyy26

    wont they disable the limit for special racers like hamilton on track? I think they did such thing to this car to be acceptable on the road.The P1 MAy be able to break 2005 Veyron’s Record because veyron is 1000hp about 2 tons and mclaren is 903 hp in about 1.4 tons(also with more downforce)…..we may see a 250 mph from P1 if the limit is disabled.