McLaren just released the first technical information of their newest model, McLaren P1, successor to the iconic F1. The model has a hybrid propulsion system which develops 916 hp and 900 Nm.
McLaren P1 Engines
McLaren P1, the brand new supercar made by Woking develops 916 bhp. Propulsion is provided by a hybrid system consisting of a twin-turbo V8 engine of 3.8 liters, supported by an electric motor. Together, the two engines provide 916 bhp and 900 Nm. Performance is assured by a new DRS and Ipas system taken directly from Formula 1 car, and both are controlled via buttons on the steering wheel.
The internal combustion engine is centrally mounted and delivers 737 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 720 Nm after 4,000 rpm. Unit efficiency has been optimized by experts from Mobil 1, McLaren partners.
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The electric motor delivers 179 hp and provides a torque of 260 Nm, even from the first rotation per minute. “Boost” System developed by McLaren is called Ipas, delivering up to 179 hp at a push of a button. The second button on the steering wheel, DRS, adjusts the rear spoiler to reduce air friction by 23%.
The electric motor is installed under the combustion unit and both join forces in transmission with seven gears and two clutches, delivering more power to the rear axel. The English have improved cooperation between the two motors to allow faster gear shifting. For maximum efficiency, the electric unit provides kinetic energy recovery, energy normally lost through braking.
McLaren P1 – Electric Supercar
The car battery found on McLaren P1 has a mass of only 96 kg and is mounted on the carbon fiber chassis. This battery is actively cooled and heated to provide maximum performance regardless of weather conditions. McLaren P1 is a new full-hybrid plug-in, which means it can run in 100% electric mode, and batteries can be recharged from the mains using a cable located in the trunk. A full charge takes just two hours. Prices for McLaren P1 are still to come.
More McLaren P1 details are coming soon.