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$2 Million McLaren P1 Hypercar Icon


This is the legendary McLaren P1 – one of the Holy Trinity of Hypercars. The McLaren P1 is one of the greatest supercars of the modern era with over 900 horsepower and a $2 Million price tag. Today I’m reviewing this McLaren P1, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’ll also get behind the wheel and review the driving experience.

source.image: Doug DeMuro

The McLaren P1 is a sports car produced by British marque McLaren Automotive. It is a plug-in hybrid with a mid-engine layout. The P1 has a mid-engine, rear wheel drive design that used a carbon fibre monocoque and roof structure safety cage concept called MonoCage, which is a development of the MonoCell first used in the MP4-12C and then in subsequent models. Its main competitors are the LaFerrari and the 918 Spyder.

The P1 features a 3.8 L twin-turbocharged V8 engine.The twin turbos boost the petrol engine at 1.4 bar to deliver 727 hp at 7,500 rpm and 531 lb⋅ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, combined with an in-house-developed electric motor producing 132 kW 177 hp and 192 lb⋅ft of torque. The motor is the McLaren M838TQ.


The basis of the M838TQ, the M838T in the MP4-12C, the predecessor of McLaren P1.The electric motor and the petrol engine in the P1, produce a combined power output of 903 hpand 900 N⋅m of torque. The electric motor can be deployed manually by the driver or left in automatic mode, whereby the car’s ECUs ‘torque fill’ the gaps in the petrol engine’s output, which is considered turbo lag.