McLaren P1 Catches Fire in the UK, Burns In The Middle Of Intersection

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This wasn’t a minor fire, with the Woking halo car being engulfed by the flames. Judging by the fact that the Instagram video showing the incident surfaced about two hours ago, we expect the incident to have taken place earlier today.

image: SuperCars / text: autoevolution

The information surrounding the fire is scarce, but the piece of Instagram footage shows the car burning in a junction, with the flames appearing to emerge from the engine compartment of the hybrid.

Note that the Mclaren P1 has left a trail of fuild behind, with this also appearing to have caught fire. The passenger door has also been left open.

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The hybrid powertrain of the P1, which consists of a 737 hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 and a 178 hp electric motor (the combined output of the two sits at 916 hp), only leads to more questions regarding the source of the fire that consumed the poor McLaren.

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