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The McLaren P1 Has 903 Horsepower And Can Destroy Worlds

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McLaren's slow strip tease of the P1 supercar is coming close to an end. We've seen the exterior. We've seen the interior. And now we know just how many throbbing horsepowers will be hitting the road.

The P1 uses a variant of the 12C's 3.8 liter turbocharged V8, except this time it's tuned to 727 horsepower and 531 pound feet of torque. The engine is mated to a kinetic energy recovery system, KERS, to the layperson, that adds a boost of 176 horsepower and 192 pound feet of torque.


It also has something called "instant power assist system." If I had to guess, I'd say that means it has the ability to assist with power during acceleration.... instantly.

So now we know pretty much everything about the P1. I guess we'll find out the fuel economy numbers and other mundane info at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.


Photo Credit: GF Williams