2014 McLaren P1 delivered

0-60 in 2.8 seconds: Performance numbers for the McLaren P1 confirmed

McLaren has confirmed performance figures for the beautiful hybrid supercar, the McLaren P1, and delivered the first one to a paying customer.

Following extensive testing and development and with factory-built production vehicles now on hand, McLaren has finalized performance figures for the P1 supercar even as it delivered its first one to a customer in the United Kingdom.

The performance numbers the McLaren P1 are capable of are hard to fathom, even for those of us who spend a lot of time behind the wheel and have driven everything from high-end supercars to entry-level compacts. Even just reading them induces a tingle in the gut that only a true car lover can understand.

The McLaren P1 does 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 2.8 seconds and stops from 100km/h to zero in only 30.2 meters (62-0 mph in about 99 feet). Those numbers are far better than the previously expected numbers from engineering, with the stopping distance being less than a third of expected results.

The 0-62 number is great, but for most speed demons, that's just getting started. The McLaren can reach a land speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) in just 16.5 seconds, which beats the iconic F1 by five and a half clock ticks.

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Whoever said hybrids will be boring?! The exciting thing is, this technology will filter down to the cars the average performance enthusiast can afford.

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