Monday, March 11, 2013

Geneva 2013 Report: McLaren P1

One of the three new hypercar present in Geneva is McLaren P1. The production version of the new British hypercar, compared with the original, painted in yellow color and is the same as 97% compared to what we saw in the Paris exhibition. The differences found in the side of the front bumper, which has a slightly different design, whereas changes are small and the side, so that the hot air from the freezer coming easier.

Time a hybrid engine that produces a total of 916 horses with 900 Nm torque. In the center there is the V8 3,8-liter twin-turbo petrol engine 737 hp performance at 7,500 rpm with 720 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm Combined with an electric motor performance 134 kW (179 hp) with 260 Nm of torque. In the engine compartment there is even gold leaf that helps heat dissipation.

The engine works with a 7-speed automatic transmission from Graziano. The 0-100 km / h makes in less than 3 seconds, 0-200 km / h to less than 7 seconds, while 0-300 km / h makes in less than 17 seconds, 23% faster (or within 5 seconds if you prefer) than did the McLaren F1. Regarding the final speed is limited electronically to 350 km / h.

The driver activates the electric motor by pressing the red button IPAS (Instant Power Assist System) on the handlebars. According to McLaren by pressing the P1 will convey a sense of the driver response of an atmospheric engine.

The second button on the carbon / alcantara steering wheel is blue DRS (Drag Reduction System) which is derived from Formula 1 and by pressing reduces the aerodynamic resistance of the rear spoiler up to 23%. Disabling is done either by pressing the button or by pressing the brake pedal.

The battery of the electric motor is installed at the bottom of the carbon chassis and takes 2 hours to fully charge the charger must be located in the boot. It weighs 96 pounds and McLaren states that P1 can move only with him for 20 miles at speeds up to 48 km / h.

Rumors say that the McLaren P1 has already been Sold Out. Just 375 P1 will hit the market at a cost of £ 866.000 (1.004.000 EUR). The earliest traditions will begin by the end of 2013, when the McLaren will be celebrating the 50th anniversary.

An aerodynamic coefficient 0,34 Cd and wears a carbon monocoque chassis weighing 100 pounds with aluminum subframes with the entire body is made of carbon, and all metal parts are made of titanium. Thus the weight of the new hypercar will not exceed 1,400 pounds. The brakes are carbon-ceramic derived from the racing McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and clicks on special tires Pirelli P Zero Corsa. The supercar produces 600 pounds of vertical downforce, 5 times greater than that of the MP4-12C.

The interior features a minimalist design with a McLaren wanted to create a sense of the driver, as if inside a cockpit of a jet fighter aircraft. Where you look at the carbon, leather and Alcantara everywhere. The carbon is bare, without resin layer, as this would add 1.5 kg in total weight. The roof is made ​​entirely of glass.

The racing carbon bucket seats are simple with little sponge. Meters each weighs 10.5 pounds and is exclusively made ​​for the amount of passengers. The three-spoke steering wheel is with short bottom while a fully digital instrument panel.

Soundproofing material has not since that would add extra weight as well and does not have floor mats. However, there are the extra equipment if the customer requests it. It features classic belts, but the additional equipment can be installed and racing seatbelts 6 points. More details can be found in the press release below.
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