remember the exotic McLaren P1 showcased in last year’s Paris Motor Show? back then, little was known about this exotic ride except for its exceedingly stunning look, but things are set to get little more adrenalin-pumping when the British marque rolls in the finalized, but limited edition, McLaren P1 Hybrid into the Geneva Auto Show 2013 (aka 83rd International Motor Show and Accessories, Geneva). and yes, it is a hybrid and a hyper performance one at that. equipped with the race-inspired Instant Power Assist System (IPAS) and fitted with a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a ‘regular’ mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol unit and a “highly effective electric motor” – a combo that puts out a combined mind-bending hypercar power of 904 bhp (674 kW) and a metal-twisting peak torque of 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) – the P1 Hybrid is capable of rocketing from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under three seconds and getting to 200 km/h (124 mph) takes less than seven while hitting the 300 km/h (186 mph) mark takes no more than 17 seconds, and it has just 50 kilometer an hour to go before touching its electronically limited top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

the prowess is nothing less than phenomenal and adding to that, the Surrey-based folks has managed to keep the production model nearly unchanged from the original design study, which is a good news as what you excite you back then, will continue to turn you on and with those figures thrown in, the thrill would probably beyond words, but that’s only if you have like £866,000 (about US$1.3 million) to spare. also, that’s assuming you are quick enough before the rest of your fellow high society folks snap up the limited 375 units. additionally, if not surprisingly, the P1 Hybrid can be propelled by electric-only mode, giving it up to 30 mph with a modest range of 20km. good enough to impress your girlfriend over at the Greenpeace. other features include the addition of LTR ducts to further aid cooling and optimize downforce, carbon fiber-trimmed cabin, specially developed Pirelli P Zero Corsas tires and newly developed carbon ceramic brake system to rein in those crazy horses. though price is known, exact availability is still a mystery.

Published by Mike chua

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