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The McLaren P1 has space-age brakes (Autoblog).
McLaren took the wraps off its upcoming P1 supercar nearly five months ago at the Paris Motor Show, but the automaker refused to release details about its interior, powerplant or performance – those juicy details would all have to wait.

Yet after a private showing in New York, followed by another exclusive event in Beverly Hills, McLaren began to slowly trickle out information about the P1's instrument cluster and passenger cabin, before finally disclosing its 903 horsepower hybrid powerplant earlier this month.

Finally, after much speculation, McLaren has revealed the last piece of the puzzle and announced its tested performance figures. The 100 km/h benchmark (62 mph) falls in "less than three seconds" while the 200 km/h barrier (124 mph) is shattered in "under seven seconds." Lastly, the rear-wheel drive P1 will hit 300 km/h (186 mph) in "no more than 17 seconds" (an impressive 11 seconds faster than its legendary McLaren F1). Those blistering numbers put the P1 among a very small and elite group, with members like Bugatti, Koenigsegg and Hennessey – the fastest road cars on the planet.

If you are wondering how much it costs to embarrass a Ferrari, McLaren also broke its pricing embargo today. Base price, in the United States, is a cool $1,150,000.

Yet you don't have to feel badly about polluting the environment -- duel powerplants can help assuage guilt there. On one hand, the P1 comes with a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine enhanced with an electric motor. The effect means the car gives almost instantaneous throttle response as you push on the gas pedal.

But if that gets you a wee bit out of control, the car has spage-age brakes similar to a sports racing car. Developed by McLaren's Formula 1 partner Akebono, the system features a new type of carbon ceramic disc, which has previously seen service in space, but never before used on a road car.

Check out the stunning gallery of photos of this special car here:



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      quecarga
      • 1 Year Ago
      anyone who buys one of these needs to pay more taxes
        Elyse and Dave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @quecarga
        why? They should be punched for being successful? This country needs to stop giving lazy people everything. where is the incentive to work if you are handed everything? This is so screwed up no wonder this country is a mess.. You are rewarded for being a lazy leach and punished for being successful
        ww1621
        • 1 Year Ago
        @quecarga
        So Obama can give it to you?
      • 1 Year Ago
      When will the regular hard working people in this country wake up and realize the rich of this world are just rubbing our noses in this crap.All you see every where are things you will never have.when will you finally say your tired of all the rediculous people who have all the money in this country.its a big joke
        • 1 Year Ago
        sounds like envy
        • 1 Year Ago
        Jim...I feel you brother...Try not to feel that way...I work physically hard too and im an average guy....Be grateful for what you have and not what you dont have...dont let it get to you...Material things come and go...be well and focus on your health more than anything...You never know...
        • 1 Year Ago
        one more thing...let it inspire you to change your life somehow and have those rich boy toys too...Be positive..Being negative just drags you deeper into the abyss...Pull out!
      jubequinn
      • 1 Year Ago
      0 to 60 in three seconds. What does it run off nitro. That's faster then the fastest roller coaster in the world. You couldn't keep blink. Your whole face would be contorted. Could you even breath? My question is. What is the advantage unless your running from the police or your James Bond?
      chibblitz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very ugly car, yuck yuck in my smuck.
      Ron Wizard
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just lost $1,150,000.00 on the way to the neiborhood dumpster yesterday. At least foul fish odor out of my house.
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you think Dorothy`s story is cool..., last munth my moms boyfriend basically recieved a check for $5373 just sitting there twenty hours a week in their apartment and the're classmate's mother-in-law`s neighbour done this for 9-months and errned more than $5373 part-time on there mac. the advice on this web-site............. BIT40.COM
      Darin
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Spage-age" brakes...thats fancy!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thanks, God Bless you.
      jubequinn
      • 1 Year Ago
      I agree. But do you think we could test drive this beauty?
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a car for guys compensating for their small weiners, people who have chronic A.D.D or low self-esteem and needs constant approval and affirmation of how great they are. This car belongs to the race track. If it goes out on the road, it's job security for the State Highway Patrol, local PD and the Court System. $1.15 million put to good use could mean and grow to $1.15 billion in worth and value, literally and figuratively.
      Anne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its a beauty.
      gerrycam
      • 1 Year Ago
      Anyone who buys one of these needs to be in a higher tax bracket.
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