McLaren P1: 903 HP Worth of Game-Changing Hypercar Royalty
McLaren has been teasing us with the idea of a production-ready P1 hypercar for quite some time now. As part of the leadup, the cheeky Brits wanted to tease us what kind of power and drivetrain we can expect. 903 horses. Hybrid V8 twin-turbo. 28 mpg euro-cycle (awaiting US numbers). Mother of God. This is the supercar to which all other supercars should aspire. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 is the very same piece found in the current MP4-12C, albeit, with much more power. With 727-hp derived from the engine alone, the Formula-1 style KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) kicks in, adding an extra 176-hp. That brings total output to the aforementioned 903bhp.
And when you're not tearing up your 903-hp monster on a track, you can drive solely on an electric motor. McLaren says the dual powertrain system says makes the P1 "the optimization of usable energy." Rumor has it, it may even return a mind-boggling 28 mpg (euro scale). (Ed. C'mon, does the exhaust expel cute little bunnies? And the headlights emit super models? This car sounds too good to be true) All this McLaren mechanical pornography will come together as one when the P1 hits the stage in Geneva next month. PHOTOS: See more of the McLaren P1