The McLaren P1’s performance stats were finally revealed as the first supercar in the line was delivered to its new, presumably wealthy, customer.
The P1 boasts 903 horsepower and is made from carbon fiber. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2.8 seconds and has a top speed (electronically limited) of 217 mph.
While those figures are far from the world’s best, they are still impressive in their own right. And, as Fox News notes, its the figures in between that really impress us.
The McLaren P1 can go from a standstill to 186 mph in just 16.5 seconds, a number that labels the supercar one of the quickest mass produced cars in the world. It can also run a quarter-mile in just 9.8 seconds at factory settings.
The Hennessey Performance Venom GT holds the world record for 0 to 186 mph with a time of 13.63 seconds, but it has an extremely low volume, so it isn’t exactly “mass produced.”
The first customer P1 was completed at the end of September, notes The Telegraph. Only 375 of the supercars will be made, all hand-built at the McLaren Production Center (MPC). It takes 17 days to build each P1 and once the facility is at full production, it will build one supercar per day, with production expected to run until mid-2015.
Each McLaren P1 will also go through seven days of quality control procedures before the customer can take delivery. Procedures include a day of shakedown testing at a proving ground, where every element of the car’s performance will be put through its paces.
Much like its luxury car brethren, the P1 was spotted at Germany’s Nurburgring race course, where several other cars, including the $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder, go to prove their worth. Chevrolet’s Corvette and Camaro also showed up there recently, though they couldn’t quite beat the Porsche’s time of 6:57 — an all-time record.
Do you think the McLaren P1 is worth its performance?