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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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    Official: McLaren confirms 650S ahead of Geneva reveal
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    McLaren has a big reveal in store for next month's Geneva Motor Show. It has just announced a new model called the McLaren 650S for the Swiss show, but at the moment, it's not saying much more, releasing just the single teaser image shown above and no real details about its new sports car. McLaren promises that the 650S sits between the MP4-12C and P1 in ...

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    Video: McLaren P1 is the new king of flamethrowers [UPDATE]
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    It may come as no surprise, but the staff of Autoblog is essentially a bunch of kids trapped in grown-up bodies. That means we're fairly easy to please. Give us a fast car or sensational bodywork, and we're pretty happy. Give us a fast car with sensational bodywork that shoots big freaking flames, though, and we'll be utterly mesmerized. Unsurprisingly, ...

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    Report: McLaren may be planning P15 to slot between MP4-12C and P1
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    McLaren hasn't tried to hide the fact that it is working on cheaper sports car codenamed the P13 that will directly take on the venerated Porsche 911, but now rumor has it that the automaker is also working on a second new model that would slot between the MP4-12C and P1 supercar, which is pictured above. While the car, codenamed P15, is still in the ...

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    Rumormill: McLaren P1 throwing down the gauntlet with 6:30 Nürburgring lap time?
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    The magic mark at the Nürburgring once stood in the sevens. Anything that could lap the vaunted Nordschleife in less than eight minutes was considered biblically fast. But with all manner of vehicles clocking lap times that start with a seven, the goal post has moved below the seven-minute mark and into the sixes. Discounting barely-legal track cars ...

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    Video: McLaren P1 completes sub-seven-minute 'Ring run, celebrates with awesome vid
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    This is one of those fun stories where we could have gotten by without writing a single sentence, just by running the video and the headline. That title really does say everything that needs to be said – this is a video – a highly stylized, beautifully filmed video - from McLaren of its attempt at breaking the seven-minute barrier at the ...

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    Official: McLaren P1 is sold out
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    McLaren has hyped its plug-in hybrid P1 supercar since long before the production version was unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show, and apparently all the hype has paid off. Top Gear reports that, shortly after its release, all 375 P1s are "accounted for," meaning they've been bought or secured with a deposit. We reached out to McLaren to confirm the ...

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    Video: Forza 5 documents the splendor of the McLaren P1
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    If you couldn't tell by now, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios are counting on the upcoming Forza Motorsport 5 to be a massive hit when it debuts for the new Xbox One console on November 22. In addition to the normal sort of promotion that goes along with the launch of a major title and an all-new gaming console (that is to say, a whole lot), the Xbox One ...

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    Video: Did the McLaren P1 lap the 'Ring in 6:47?
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    Yesterday McLaren released official performance stats for the new P1, including a blistering 2.8-second 0-62 time, along with additional acceleration and braking figures. But that doesn't tell the whole story. No, what enthusiasts will really be waiting to see is how fast the new McLaren P1 will hustle around the Nürburgring. Rumor had it that the ...

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    Official: McLaren P1 hits 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 186 in 16.5
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    With over 900 horsepower on tap from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and electric motor, there was never any question that the McLaren P1 would be quick. Just how quick, we didn't know, but with the first example now in its customer's hands, McLaren Automotive has given up the vital stats on its new hybrid hypercar. After what McLaren terms as an "extensive ...

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    Video: Watch Top Gear's McLaren P1 segment being made
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    Let's get one thing straight - we don't just watch Top Gear for the powerslides or the antics of its three hosts, we watch it for the cars, and the way TG's crack film team makes said cars look. Put in the simplest terms possible, Top Gear has the chops to elevate its reviews a form of art. It's easy to forget when watching the finished product, though, ...

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    Official: McLaren P1 production commences
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    The long march from concept to production vehicle is reaching the home stretch for the surely impressive McLaren P1 supercar. McLaren has dropped a very cool gallery of images on its official Facebook page, showing the P1 production floor in its meticulously sparkling operation. The old line about a floor being clean enough to eat off of looks to be ...

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    Video: Amazing Forza Motorsport 5 commercial is 'world's fastest zoetrope'
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    In Filmspeed, the latest ad spot for Forza Motorsport 5, what at first seems like a video aided by computer-generated graphics suddenly becomes much cooler when you realize that it was shot with a high-speed video camera on a racetrack - with no help from computer generation - making it the "world's fastest zoetrope," as Rutledge Wood of Top Gear USA fame ...

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    Video: McLaren's 50th birthday party is cooler than yours
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    Last week was the fiftieth birthday of race team and exotic manufacturer McLaren. In honor of the momentous occasion, all work stopped, and the guys and gals that build the cars, design the parts and make the tea (it's England, after all) swapped spanners for flute of champagnes and watched as a procession of historic McLaren models drove through company ...

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    ETC: McLaren P1 undergoes desert testing, generates sizzling visuals [w/video]
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    McLaren has been doing a lot more with its P1 hypercar than just lending it to Jay Leno and renting out the Top Gear test track. The Brits have shipped the monstrous hybrid over to the American Southwest for dedicated hot weather testing and a few laps at some of the local race tracks (as seen here, we think they're at the Streets of Willow Springs, feel ...

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    Video: McLaren P1 gets driven first by Jay Leno
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    The crew at Jay Leno's Garage have been pretty busy this week. Besides getting some face time with General Motors' Ed Welburn and the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept, the funny man and his film crew managed to make off with the new Porsche 918 Spyder. Now, Jay and his team are in the UK to drive the new P1, visiting the McLaren Technical Center in Woking and ...

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    Rumormill: McLaren P1 clocks 7:04 on Nürburgring
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    Acceleration times and top speeds are all well and fine, but there are few bragging rights quite as hotly contested as a Nürburgring lap time. The current king of the hill is the Dodge Viper ACR, which managed to hustle around the Green Hell in 7:12.1. But that looks poised to be de-throned by the new McLaren P1. Although far from confirmed, rumor ...

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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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