McLaren P1: Zero to 60 in under 2.8 seconds
The superlatives don't end there on this $1.15 million hypercar.
The company's first $1.15 million P1 hypercar is now in one lucky customer's garage, and McLaren has reason to brag. Its 903-horsepower hybrid V8 powertrain gets the P1 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds -- without the benefit of all-wheel-drive -- while delivering an EU-estimated 34 mpg during regular driving. It will also run in full-electric mode for up to 6.8 miles. By comparison, the almighty Bugatti Veyron can do the sprint (as we see it, from zero to 60 mph) in 2.5 seconds.
The real test? The P1 reaches 300 kph (186 mph) in 16.5 seconds, or 5.5 seconds sooner than the vaunted McLaren F1, of which only about 100 were built between 1993 and 1998. However, the P1's 217 mph top speed loses to the F1's God-like 240. During braking, the P1 can stop from 100 kph in 99 feet. And it'll run the quarter-mile in 9.8 seconds at 152 freaking mph.
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Of course, these are converted from metric figures, and there's no way to know how good the P1 is until U.S. car magazines run their grimy fingers up and down this car. If the MP4-12C is any example, we'll bet it's beyond brilliant -- at least until we get the official stats for the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
It's All Relative,
Personally, I don't care if a multi-millionaire adds another 7- figure low production exotic-car to his collection, or a lucky slightly above-average car guy lays out 100 k or so for his dream Super Snake, GTR or Z series-Vette, (just some examples). The reality of any sports or muscle car is in the visceral thrill of ripping through the gears and driving a sled that puts a big **** grin on one's face.
The specs and prices are all relative, because there will always be someone who can buy the latest supercar with the most awesome performance numbers ...until another car comes along to replace it for the 'bragging rights' that go with the ride. I have an original Plymouth Barracuda that I take out on the weekends and happen to really enjoy playing the 'oldies' and cruising with it. Bottom line... put the pedal to the metal and just enjoy the Hell out of whatever performance car you happen to own and drive .... Peace to all ~
US car magazine have grimy fingers? It (the car) probably can't drive on most USA roads, unless they are called Daytona or Indy 500. The Grimy fingers you talk about probably can out drive the capabilities of the car. Looks like a nice car but I can think of a lot more cars I could purchase with 1.1 million. Bet your butt is only a couple of inches off ground. Dead skunk in the road this car is totaled.
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