The McLaren P1 is a limited production plug-in hybrid sports car manufactured by British car manufacturer McLaren Automotive. The concept car was capable of reaching speeds of 218 mph (351 km/h) with the limiter on. Debuted at the2012 Paris Motor Show all 375 models were soon snatched up. Deliveries to retail customers began in the UK in October 2013. The entire P1 production of 375 units was sold out by November 2013. The production run ended in December 2015. The United States accounted for 34% of the limited production run, and Europe for 26%.
It is considered to be the successor to the F1, utilizing hybrid power and Formula 1 technology, but does not have the same three seat layout as its predecessor. Like the F1 road car of 1992, the P1 is a mid-engine, rear wheel drive design that uses 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 evolutionary models. Its main competitors are theLaFerrari and the Porsche 918. They are all similar in specifications and performance, and in a race round Silverstone circuit they were all within a second of each other, the P1 finishing first at a time of 58.24 sec and the LaFerrari finishing slightly slower at 58.58 sec and the Porsche in between them with 58.46 sec
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