McLaren reveals P1 engine details – and it’s a hybrid

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McLaren reveals P1 engine – and it’s a hybrid

The McLaren P1 may be a but it’s no Prius

We’ve the early images and taken a at the carbon fiber interior. but now has seen fit to let slip the finer of just what’s powering the P1. The successor to the mighty F1 will both a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, and an electric motor – of which combine to push out a of 903 bhp, and 900 Nm of torque.

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The McLaren twin-turbo V8 engine is a new version of the unit that featured in the MP4-12C. It has been significantly to increase cooling and durability, now 727 bhp at 7,500 rpm, and 720 Nm of torque 4,000 rpm.

McLaren’s own (Instant Power Assist and DRS (Drag Reduction System) have been borrowed its Formula 1 cars, offering power boost, and increased speed, respectively.

The IPAS delivers up to an additional 176 bhp instantly, DRS involves the P1‘s rear lowering to reduce drag by 23 Both features can be activated by mounted on the steering wheel, drivers to unleash their Batman fantasies.


The engine block makes for an electric motor, which is no slouch, boasting 176 bhp and a maximum of 260 Nm, available from a standstill. The reckons that by incorporating the torque that electric can offer, in tandem with a engine, the P1 will sport a the of sharp throttle response associated with a normally engine.

The P1’s electric motor with the engine via a dual-clutch gearbox that drives the wheels, and it’s said to the additional benefit of faster due to the application of instant negative at the point of shift.

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McLaren is keen to bill the P1 as a that sports day-to-day and it can be powered by the engine and electric combined, or solely by the electric The company states that of less than 200 g/km on the cycle are attainable, reduced to zero in full electric mode.

When off-throttle, the P1’s motor provides additional torque, charging the battery energy that would be lost. In addition to the battery charged via the engine, the McLaren P1 comes with a plug-in that is claimed to recharge it empty in a couple of hours.

it’s no Prius, that’s for the enthusiastic press material accompanies the release of the P1 engine states that the full mode will suffice for city journeys,” but at an actual of just 10 km (6.2 miles), guessing that people who in a sprawling metropolis like or Los Angeles may disagree.

There’s no word yet as to what of top speed and acceleration we can expect the P1, but McLaren promises to spill details in the coming weeks. A reveal of the production-ready model also take place at the Motor Show, which March 7th.

McLaren P1  Electric Cars
McLaren P1  Electric Cars
McLaren P1  Electric Cars
McLaren P1  Electric Cars
McLaren P1  Electric Cars
McLaren P1  Electric Cars

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