1898 Porschedesigned «P1» electric vehicle vs 2015 McLaren P1 hypercar Autoweek

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The Porsche P1 is lighter, greener and exclusive than McLaren’s new

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Long before the legendary 911 — before, even, the 356 — Ferdinand Porsche was with alternative powertrains and road-worthy vehicles.

Though it the first vehicle to bear his the Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 model was the earliest result of his Perhaps getting the jump on the alpha-numeric craze/plague, it was shortened to a P1.

The P1 (we’ll refer to it as the Porsche P1 here on out to avoid confusion) its first appearance in Vienna on 26, 1898, and it didn’t last in the public eye: Before decided to pull it out and put it on display, it had been sitting in a warehouse, since 1902.

Of course, there’s another car the same name making these days — the McLaren P1. Everyone in the automotive world is currently dazzled by newest hypercar, but a quick at the ol’ Egger-Lohner’s stats a few areas where it’s got the edge, more than a on.

The 12-volt motor capable of the Porsche-designed P1 to speeds as high as 21

— First, weight: The Porsche P1 beats out the carbon McLaren P1 in the race for ultimate cred. The former car weighs 2,977 lbs; the latter, a 3,075 lbs.

— has been said about the new of hybrid hypercars, which the 918 Spyder. But the Porsche P1 does tarted-up Priuses one better: all-electric, all the time. Its 12-volt, electric motor sits at the of the car just inches from the — can you say low center of gravity ?

The stays glued to the ground active aerodynamics and a gigantic spoiler, but Porsche accomplished the thing with effective distribution.

— Cruise control! The P1 has cruise control! We assume the P1, which we found to be surprisingly at legal speeds, has that as well. But come on — talking about a car from

A driver could select one of 12 and just cruise, at least for 49 miles.

— Wooden with pneumatic tires can be in a workshop with sandpaper and Curb the rollers on your once and they’ll never like new ever again. the Porsche’s mechanical band short circuit brake has to be cheaper to maintain than the carbon-ceramic units on the McLaren.

— We’d be remiss if we note the output deficit on the of the Porsche P1. Compared to the McLaren’s 903 hp, the puts out just 3 all-electric hp.

There’s an overdrive mode permits 5 hp for limited periods of 0-60 times are irrelevant; the top speed is just 21 mph. But you what they say about a slow car fast

— As the McLaren P1. the Porsche P1’s time remains a mystery but we do know the car has a proven history of success. On Sept. 28, 1899, Porsche walked the competition in a race in Berlin; with passengers on board, he still to cross the finish line 18 ahead of the competition.

— We’ve heard the McLaren’s 375 units are already sold out. Ferdinand scoffs at British notions of approximately four of his P1s were made.

If you wish to marvel at late-Victorian era wonder, you’ll to head to the Porsche Museum in It’s worth the trip .

men were men and instrument clusters of but two dials.

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