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“0-100kph in what?” Chris has loads of fast cars but the P1 the biscuit.

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‘Monkey’ Harris is used to round in fast machines, much smoke and noise. But the 903bhp McLaren P1 give him to think about?

The McLaren gestation has not been easy. in the aftermath of the 12C’s mixed by both media and marketplace, it had to something exceptional. But such is the of interest in the ‘big three’ of 2014, the rumour mill into life early on, and the middle of last year the has been alive with of missed performance goals and with electricity.

It must be that McLaren didn’t help to quell the chatter by not a Nürburgring lap time and also the fire with some, er, confident public utterances. But now driven the P1, and I now kind of understand Ron was coming from when he it would redefine what we from a car of this type.

in the McLaren P1

There is a school of that it’s nothing than a tricked-up 12C. The that the P1’s carbon tub is the same as the lesser car’s the waist down does support that idea, as the engine’s identical swept but the reality is that it doesn’t much with the 12C. The block is a new casting, the suspension is different, the carbon body are obviously new and the last time I the 12C didn’t have an electric in it.

Yes, the P1 has more in common its baby sibling than a 918 a 911, but to call it a modified of anything is simply not fair.

I think it would be useful not to the key numbers pertaining to this of car before driving it, because really are quite intimidating. It 903bhp — 727 of it from the engine, the 176 coming from the electric Maximum torque is effectively to around 900Nm. In total, the car 1,450kg.

I won’t insult mathematical skills by quoting the to weight figure, but you can probably that it’s a step on the highest level of supercar, and a Porsche 918 look quite by comparison.

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How do you go about a 903bhp car that weighs than a BMW 3 Series? I spend of my time sliding round in very fast cars, but I to admit the P1 fazed me somewhat. I was that it might just all be a bit too And the southern loop of the Yas Marina doesn’t have much

Oh, and McLaren test driver Goodwin asked me to not crash it.

The drive programme is quite and pretty brief. A warm-up one lap in Normal chassis mode, two in Sport mode, then a break to drop the car into mode and that’s your

From the pits, with pro driver Duncan Tappy next to me, I try to push quite because it’s night and we need tyre temperature. For the lap, we’re in Normal the suspension in its softest setting, roughly equates to a ride and level of support you’d in a 12C in its Sport mode. Well, what the press pack

The car is agile and seems lighter its claimed 1,450kg. The steering is faster than a 12C’s at 2.2 and it gives a much better of connection to the front axle the smaller car.

The car feels and flat, the tyres take a lap to a little, by which time barrelling down the main hitting 250kph in no time and I’m whooping the whoop of a man who has never experienced this kind of Or been so hexed by a braking because — and this is the blindingly thing about the P1 that come as no surprise given its claim of acceleration that a 0-300kph time of 16.5sec — you arrive at places a whole lot and carrying a whole lot more than you ever thought

Just one squirt from to 240kph is all that is required to that the P1 creates its own new performance one that we all suspect the LaFerrari soon occupy, but which for Porsche the 918 doesn’t have the firepower to qualify for membership.

Next lap, Duncan the settings to Sport mode. The stiffens, but the process of comparison this and the softer setting is by the tyres still building temperature and beginning to work The car is certainly more agile the rear wing has raised 120mm and through the two fast on the back of the circuit I can lean on the albeit slightly struggling to a balanced throttle in fourth at 185kph.

Torque-fill. Get used to 
phrase because it is Woking-speak for the of electric and combustion power. electricity is used for extra It allows the fitment of larger, turbochargers that run at 2.4 bar and pushing 3.8-litre V8 to 727bhp.

It allows the engineers to literally plot the torque curve and say ‘we can fill a there, and there’. It can speed changes and even replace the motor. And of course it can add 176bhp either you or the ECU chooses.

There is no that the P1 is a much better, exciting and faster motorcar it has an electric motor. There, 
I it.

The witchcraft lies in the seamlessness of the You enter a slow second turn at 65kph, you accelerate until the front outside calls understeer, then you away a few millimetres and the line then you push a little to bring the rear axle play and it obliges and only as you down the following straight it dawn on you that you’re the P1, and it is responding to your input, a normally aspirated machine. One exists on a completely new performance to even a Ferrari F12 . But the key point is the only reason you know turbocharged is the rowdy chirps and from the blowers themselves.

I’m just beginning to feel my 
match the speed and responses of the car we have to slow down, down and head back to the — to select Race mode.

a hybrid hypercar need to a specific mode that it to sit stationary, with the engine as its hydraulic suspension lowers a vast 50mm? In the case of the P1, yes it Because lowering it brings huge front splitter play, and requires the rear to extend 300mm skywards. The appearance, already aggressive and changes into something The Right Stuff for supercars.

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For it is the only road car of its type to 600kg of downforce at 260kph, and the to pull an honest 2.0gs of cornering force.

Sitting the hydraulic springs add roll by a factor of 3.5, and heave and stiffness by a factor of 1.4.

In Race mode, the P1 is a little bit

I scream out of the pits because I tyre temperature as soon as Into turn one the car feels flatter, keener to change — a little more nervous. A of throttle sends it sideways so I for the ESP intervention as it begins to move opposite lock.

In Race the P1’s ESP allows enough for impressive angles (or rope to yourself, depending on your

Through the two fast right it’s just remarkable. The car has 
aero-grip. Not the type of face-bending you feel with full and slicks, but certainly in quantities never before experienced air-conditioning.

And a Meridian hi-fi.

We run two laps, I try to push harder, those Akebono brakes to maximum potential, but can’t get where I want to be. I’m still of letting the car move around too 
still repeating to myself and sadly, my time’s up.

But after shot some video and swallowed hard and forced to disable the traction control, I another few laps in the P1, and now I realise my were misplaced. The extraordinary about the P1 is that 
it’s to drive up to and beyond 
the than a 12C. It will great smoky slides in any of the four 
gears, and yet it remains as and as friendly as a 903bhp car could be.

Make that far more than you ever imagined could be.

The level of performance is quite new. Traction is better than you’d the brakes are insanely powerful, the is instantaneous, the, well, is in a different category to any other car a number plate that driven before.

And I did drive it on the too. I sauntered into Abu and the P1 was more comfortable and less than an Aventador. It even 110kph under full power for eight kilometres.

It is as usable as a 12C. That in is a staggering achievement.

I don’t care about the Nürburgring lap And I don’t really care if the might be a little bit more (although I really can’t see how it be). All I care about is the P1 is the fastest, but also the most car of its type I’ve ever

It’s a whole new category of

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McLaren P1  Electric Cars
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