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2015 McLaren P1 [w/video]

We have already raved about the Porsche 918 Spyder, and all indications suggest we'll be moved to dispense flowery Italian prose about the upcoming Ferrari LaFerrari (even if the name does sound like a skip on a 45-rpm record). In between these two hypercars comes this British mind-boggle better known as the McLaren P1. As a pure driver's exoticar, the P1 outshines the Porsche in dynamics and nimbleness, while the 918 engineers the miracle of potentially exceptional mileage combined with face-flattening speed that equals the Big Mac. Both cost around $1 million ($845,000 for the 918,... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 3.8L V8 + E-Motor
Power:
903 HP / 664 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$1,150,000
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    Video: McLaren P1 on throttle at the 'Ring is drugs for your ears
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    We've heard engine noise from the McLaren P1 before, most recently from its run up the hill at Goodwood, and when McLaren F1 driver Sergio Perez lapped the Top Gear test track. But those sound clips have been from inside the cabin, and while plenty throaty, rather sedate. Not this time. Although it's only 25 seconds long, someone managed to get next to ...

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    Video: McLaren takes P1 up the hill at Goodwood with contest winner in tow
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    Andrew Freeman is proof that video games will take you places. That's not really news, we suppose, considering the success of Nissan and the GT Academy, which takes talented gamers and turns them into full-blooded racecar drivers. Freeman's case is a bit different, though, as it was more deduction than a blistering lap that got him a seat in a McLaren ...

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    Spy Shots: McLaren P1 XP2R caught doing hot laps
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    Color us befuddled. This is a McLaren P1, circling the Nürburgring. Not too out of the ordinary, right? Well, direct your attention to the very last photo in our gallery of spy shots (also conveniently located to the right), and notice the graphic: XP2R Prototype Vehicle. Is this a new McLaren that's powered by an ion engine? Perhaps it burns ...

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    Video: Highlights from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, including the McLaren P1 and a Ford Transit running the hill
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    The sole purpose of this post is as a time-waster, and since you shouldn't have to work to waste time, we've done it for you. In the numerous videos below you'll find cars that have lately been in the news tramping all over the grounds of Lord March's estate in Goodwood, England. There's the McLaren P1 heading up the hill, the Jaguar Project 7, then a ...

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    Video: Need For Speed movie offers first sneak peek
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    The live-action movie version of the cops-versus-cars Need For Speed video game series is set to hit the big screen next February, and Dreamworks Studios has released a video taking us behind the scenes of its upcoming flick. Director Scott Waugh shows off some of the movie's early stages of production, which include plenty of car chases and ...

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    Video: McLaren P1 breaks down in front of people that can actually afford it
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    As we wait for the McLaren P1 to enter production, it appears there are still some growing pains with the $1.14-million hybrid supercar. While on display at Italy's recent Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza, this P1 – which appears to be the same one we saw at the Geneva Motor Show – failed to awaken from its slumber when called upon. As there ...

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    Followup: McLaren P1 guru spills more info on his hypercar
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    We know the McLaren P1 is pretty much ready to fly into lucky US owners' underground bunkers by the latter part of fall 2013. We should get a go at an early production version by late June, we are told, and as you would imagine, we can't wait. The running number on the price for the United States remains pegged at $1.15 million. The main facts remain the ...

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    Video: The first Forza Motorsport 5 trailer is here
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    Those of you who were following along with the live Xbox One keynote this afternoon have likely already seen this video, but for the rest of the world, this is the first look at the all-new Forza Motorsport 5. Slated to be a launch title for the new Xbox gaming console, Forza 5 is tipped to offer racing like no other video game before it, with controls ...

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    Report: McLaren already pondering P1 successor
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    Now that McLaren is a proper automaker, it's automatic that auto journalists will inquire about future product. That's how we've come to learn that the McLaren P1 will have a successor – but not until a decade from now. Attempting to answer the question left by the mission statement of the P1, which is that it "will maintain its status as the best ...

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    Video: Watch the McLaren P1 hang its tail out in extreme weather testing
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    Even though McLaren will only be building 375 examples of its new P1 hybrid supercar, it has to make sure the high-performance coupes are ready for just about any weather conditions. For its cold-weather testing, McLaren headed to the Arctic Circle to put the P1 through its paces, which also provided a perfect opportunity for some good photos and video. ...

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    Video: See how the McLaren P1 was 'Designed by Air'
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    In attempt to visualize the claim that the McLaren P1 is, "The most aerodynamically advanced car in the world," the Woking, UK firm has put out a video called Designed by Air to show how the stuff we breathe interacts with the supercar. The video isn't the complete story, it's just a teaser for an interactive experience that will be released next month. ...

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    Video: McLaren P1 goes around Top Gear test track
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    Think that the new McLaren P1 supercar seems pretty tremendous after following its launch in Geneva this year? We do, too. And now, after seeing the reaction the ultra-performance Mac has gotten from McLaren Formula One driver Checo (Sergio) Perez, we're even more excited for our chance at some seat time. In this new video, Perez takes a few hot laps of ...

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    Infographic: Comparing the Veneno, LaFerrari and P1 supercars
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    This year's Geneva Motor Show served as the launch platform for three of the world's latest and greatest supercars. The Italians brought us the Lamborghini Veneno and the Ferrari LaFerrari, while the British unveiled the production version of the McLaren P1. To put the three in better perspective – as if any of us will ever fully comprehend trio of ...

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    Geneva: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2013 Geneva Motor Show Debuts
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    We've returned from a very busy week in Switzerland, and in going back over all of our 75 stories from the Geneva Motor Show, our editors have gathered up their personal favorite debuts from the European expo. The wonderful thing about the Geneva show is just how wide of an array of vehicles are on display – everything from funny little one-off EVs ...

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    Geneva: McLaren P1 proves yellow doesn't have to be mellow
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    We know, we know – we've seen this car before. But now it's yellow. And we have performance data. And we can see the interior. And most importantly, it's no longer a concept. Did we mention it's pretty? Yeah. Feast your eyes on the P1 – McLaren's new flagship supercar that's ready to storm the United States, as well as the rest of the world. ...

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    Official: McLaren releases astonishing P1 performance figures
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    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 ...

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    Official: McLaren P1 to get 903 HP from "Twin Power" hybrid
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    McLaren has dropped official power figures for the company's upcoming P1. The new hypercar will come packing 903 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque from the combination of a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine and an electric motor. That's right: this sucker is a hybrid. The internal combustion engine features a few tweaks to improve cooling, and ...

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    Official: McLaren reveals P1 interior shots
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    We've had several chances to get up close and personal with the McLaren P1 since its debut back in September at the Paris Motor Show, but McLaren has literally kept us in the dark about the car's interior thanks to a heavy tint covering all of its windows. With the company preparing the car for its production debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show, ...

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    Video: McLaren previews P1's digital dashboard
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    Although we're clear on what the McLaren P1 is packing outside, we still have no idea what's happening in the cockpit. McLaren has given us a teaser with a short clip of the reconfiguring, digital dash gauge. From the 47-second video it appears that in one setup there's a 9,000-rpm redline, with a gear indicator and "Manual" identifier to the right. Or ...

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    Video: Watch this and try to guess what will power McLaren's P1 supercar
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    A few nights ago, our own Michael Harley visited the McLaren P1 at an event in Beverly Hills, California. A recording of the engine note was played, and that led to speculation that the P1 will get a hi-po version of the 3.8-liter V8 employed by the MP4-12C, rocking something like 800 horsepower. McLaren has been testing the P1, getting it showroom ready ...

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