McLaren P1
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McLaren P1: 22 facts and highlights

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
350km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
2.8s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 2.5s

3. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
978Nm
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1566Nm

4. shorter length

4.59m
Lotus Elise (2014): 3.82m

5. height

1.19m
Gumpert Apollo: 1.11m

6. width

1.95m
Lotus Elise (2014): 1.72m

7. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
890hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp

8. Has rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
McLaren P1
76% have it

9. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
194g/km
BMW i8 (2014): 49g/km

10. weight

1.49t
Alfa Romeo 4C: 895kg

11. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
McLaren P1
36% have it

12. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
McLaren P1
77% have it

13. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
8
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 16

14. Is a hybrid car

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.
McLaren P1
5% have it

15. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.67m
Ferrari FF (2014): 2.99m

16. lower coefficient of drag

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel economy.
0.34Cd
Nissan GT-R (2014): 0.26Cd

17. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
120l
Dodge Challenger R/T (2014): 459l

18. Has regenerative braking

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.
McLaren P1
3% have it

19. charge time

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
2h
BMW i8 (2014): 2h

20. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
McLaren P1
36% have it

21. further range

The maximum distance an electric or hybrid car can travel on electric only, from a full charge (EPA-estimated driving range).
10.9km
BMW i8 (2014): 37km

22. faster acceleration (0-200)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.
6.8s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 6.7s

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